by Emily Lakdawalla
Follow the thrilling adventures of planetary missions, past and present, and see the stunningly beautiful photos that they return from space!
• July 30, 2005
Cassini mission planner Dave Seal just gave me the latest reference trajectory for Cassini, so I've gone through and updated the flyby altitudes on the Cassini tour page.
• July 29, 2005
It's official: Enceladus has joined the rarefied community of Solar System objects that have been caught in the act of making new geology.
• July 28, 2005
The MESSENGER Mercury orbiter, which launched a year ago next week, is on target for its Earth flyby on August 2.
We haven't forgotten about Deep Impact, but there's still no word on the crater size.
• July 27, 2005
• July 20, 2005
With its mission at Tempel 1 over, the Deep Impact spacecraft has altered its course in order to allow a future mission at another comet.
• July 19, 2005
I monitor the Cassini website to keep my eye out for cool pictures, and it's usually relatively easy to figure out what the spacecraft is looking at (rings, moon, Saturn, whatever). Sometimes, though, the images can be very confusing.
• July 15, 2005
The June 15 Cassini Project Update includes a note about a difficult decision -- they are raising the altitude of an upcoming Titan flyby, "T7," which is scheduled for September 7.
• July 08, 2005
• July 06, 2005
The team has just released a really pretty high-resolution view of Tempel 1 just 67 seconds after the impact.
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