View Full Version : Cassini Switches to Backup Thrusters

2009-Mar-12, 06:20 PM
* * * * * * * * * * * * * NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully switched to a backup set of*propulsion thrusters late Wednesday, which will allow the long-lived machine to continue scoping out Saturn and its moons. The swap was performed because of degradation in the performance of*the primary thrusters, which had been in use since Cassiniís launch in*1997. This is only the second time in [...]

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2009-Mar-12, 07:31 PM
There seems to be an error in the body of the Blog article, Fraser .

[i]Since its launch four years ago, the mission sent the Huygens probe to Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and has yielded copious data about Saturn, its rings and its many moons.