View Full Version : Cassini Switches to Backup Thrusters

2009-Mar-12, 07:00 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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