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CASSINI, NEWLY ON HIGH, RECOVERS SIKORSKY IN SATURN’S RINGS

10 Jul 2012, 05:24 UTC
CASSINI, NEWLY ON HIGH, RECOVERS SIKORSKY IN SATURN’S RINGS
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fyi: –Ben ——– Original Message ——– Subject: CASSINI, NEWLY ON HIGH, RECOVERS SIKORSKY IN SATURN’S RINGS Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:57:13 -0600 From: Carolyn Porco To: undisclosed-recipients:; July 9, 2012 Dear Friends and Colleagues, One of the main contributing factors to the enormous success we on the Cassini mission have enjoyed in the exploration [...]

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–Ben
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: CASSINI, NEWLY ON HIGH, RECOVERS SIKORSKY IN SATURN’S RINGS
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:57:13 -0600
From: Carolyn Porco
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
July 9, 2012
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
One of the main contributing factors to the enormous success we on the
Cassini mission have enjoyed in the exploration of Saturn is the
capability to view the planet and the bodies around it from a variety of
directions. Setting the spacecraft high into orbit above Saturn’s
equator provides us direct views of the equatorial and middle latitudes
on the planet and its moons, while guiding it to high inclination above
the equator plane affords the opportunity to view the polar regions of
these bodies and be treated to vertigo-inducing shots of the planet’s
glorious rings.
After a residence time of almost 2.5 years in near-continuous equatorial
orbits, ...

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