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Each Titan flyby is not a fork in the road, but rather a Los Angeles style cloverleaf in terms of the dizzying number of possible destinations. So how did our current and future plans for the path of the Cassini spacecraft come to be? That's the question Dave Seal put to me since that's my job -- I am a tour designer.
David Seal explains the complications for Cassini coming from Titan's atmosphere and Solar Cycle.
Looking at Mars with the MRO CTX
After posting my brief
I was delighted to receive an email from Morten Bo Madsen, who I knew from the Mars Exploration Rover mission as
JAXA has released a 30-minute video of the Hayabusa mission,
ESA's planet-hunting satellite COROT bagged its first exoplanet in observations of the star COROT-Exo-1.
The next presentation at OPAG was given by Ralph Lorenz and Tom Spilker on a Titan Montgolfiere Mission Study. What's a Montgolfiere, you ask?
It's already 9:00 and I've hardly begun assimilating my 16 pages of notes, so I am going to have to just post a short summary with some highlights from today's meeting of the Outer Planets Assessment Group, or OPAG.
Live blog from the press room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as Deep Impact's Impactor meets its fate at the comet....
Earth's radio astronomers have saved the day for one of the Huygens instrument teams. Today, the Doppler Wind Experiment (DWE) team announced their first science results, despite losing nearly all of their expected data.
The Descent Imager Spectral Radiometer crams six sub-instruments into a tiny footprint within the Huygens probe.