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Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

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Illustration Cassini spacecraft at Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is shown heading for the gap between Saturn and its rings during one of 22 such dives of the mission's finale in this illustration.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is on final approach to Saturn, following confirmation by mission navigators that it is on course to dive into the planet's atmosphere on Friday, Sept. 15.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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