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    Default when is Cassini back near Saturn?



    Hi, I spend some time on the nasa websites but I cannot find this
    information. As I understand, cassini is now travelling away from saturn
    on its elliptical path (am I right) and I was wondering when is the next
    passage near saturn or any other intersting event? The websites don't
    seem to have been updated recently, or this info is quite difficult to
    find... Is the next "big event" the fly by Titan in October?

    Thanks

    Philippe

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    Default when is Cassini back near Saturn?

    In news:ccj36p$k35$1@scotsman.ed.ac.uk,
    Philippe Gautier <Philippe.Gautier@nospamhgu.mrc.ac.uk> typed:

    http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Cassini-...6E2VQUD_0.html

    Jo







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    Default when is Cassini back near Saturn?

    On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 10:12:56 +0100, Philippe Gautier
    <Philippe.Gautier@nospamhgu.mrc.ac.uk> wrote:

    Philippe,
    if you got to:

    http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Cassini-...6E2VQUD_0.html

    (ESA - Cassini-Huygens - Where is Cassini-Huygens now?)

    and wait for the graphics to load, you can then see where it is now
    and then click on the 'play' button to see when the current ellipital
    orbit will take C-H back to nearby anything that it can have a close
    look at.
    - Mike


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    Philippe Gautier's Avatar
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    Default when is Cassini back near Saturn?

    Thanks Jo and Mike, exactly what I was looking for!



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    Default when is Cassini back near Saturn?

    One reason the websites are not being updated is that Saturn is in
    conjunction with the Sun and so no info is being received.

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    Dave Smith
    http://www.graviton.demon.co.uk
    "Philippe Gautier" <Philippe.Gautier@nospamhgu.mrc.ac.uk> wrote in message
    news:ccjahe$kka$1@scotsman.ed.ac.uk...



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    Default when is Cassini back near Saturn?

    JRS: In article <ccj36p$k35$1@scotsman.ed.ac.uk>, seen in
    news:uk.sci.astronomy, Philippe Gautier <Philippe.Gautier@nospamhgu.mrc.
    ac.uk> posted at Thu, 8 Jul 2004 10:12:56 :

    ApoSaturn late in August, vital Peri-Saturn-raising burn occurs there.

    The Titan fly-by will be either shortly before or shortly after a Peri-
    Saturn passage.

    I guess that the orbital period will remain of the order of 2-3 months,
    generally, with approximately one or two close satellite passages per
    orbit.

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