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Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn


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Cassini final dive Saturn (concept)

This artist's rendering shows Cassini as the spacecraft makes one of its final five dives through Saturn's upper atmosphere in August and September 2017.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn's upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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