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Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn


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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