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    Default Re: Cassini and the Titan Influence



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    Note: NASA will have a News Conference today at 2 p.m. discussing the activities leading up to Cassini's Grand Finale in 15 September: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/310...on-activities/.
    A replay of yesterday's News Conference: NASA Previews Cassini's Grand Finale, Original air date: Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. ET; 18:00 UTC/GMT) Media teleconference with visuals about spacec.... It ran over an hour (25 minutes presentation, then questions) so schedule some time if you plan to watch it!

    Here is the stand alone briefing material if you want to review just that: https://www.nasa.gov/cassinitelecon.

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    Cassini makes its last pass by Titan: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/cas...flyby-of-titan

    - It made its closest approach to Titan today at an altitude of 73,974 miles (119,049 kilometers) above the moon's surface

    - This distant encounter is referred to informally as "the goodbye kiss" by mission engineers; it provides a gravitational nudge that sends the spacecraft toward its dramatic ending in Saturn's upper atmosphere

    - Cassini is headed toward its Sept. 15 plunge into Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the Saturn system with an intentional plunge into the planet to ensure Saturn's moons remain pristine for future exploration

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    Thanks for the link Dave!
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    Apparently the NASA page to watch for the latest as Cassini makes its final approach: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/...latest-status/!

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    Good video on data from the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) received over the years: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard...cassini-finale.

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    Default Re: Cassini and the Titan Influence

    Some of the final images from Cassini: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/c...oach-to-saturn

    The mission’s final calculations predict loss of contact with the Cassini spacecraft will take place on Sept. 15 at 7:55 a.m. EDT (4:55 a.m. PDT).

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    End of mission feed ongoing now: https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

    Not certain for how long! Farewell Cassini! You done good!!!

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    Note: LOS came at about 7:55 EDT as predicted...as I was listening in...very kool!!!
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