Farewell, Cassini: The probe has reached the end of its 20-year mission by diving into Saturn

By SpaceIL Kids Team
by:By SpaceIL Kids Team

Cassini. The end.

Cassini was a probe spacecraft sent by NASA and the European Space Agency to study the planet Saturn and its moons. The probe was sent on October 15th, 1997, from the Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex in Florida, and went into orbit around Saturn on July 1st, 2004. Cassini reached the end of its mission on September 15th, 2017.

For more information on the Cassini mission, see Oded Carmeli’s article in the Israeli Space Agency’s website (in Hebrew)

You can see the full gallery of amazing photos taken by Cassini in the special farewell page created by NASA.

Click here to see Cassini’s page on NASA’s website.

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