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Cassini Spacecraft

Cassini Spacecraft Still In Operation

The Cassini spacecraft has detected precursors of snow in the upper atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.  Materion provided the filter arrays for the VIMS instrument which captured the images.  Materion provided the filter arrays in 1993 and Cassini was launched towards Saturn in 1997.  The Spacecraft landed on Saturn in 2004 and continues to operate successfully today as the re-named “Solstice mission.”


(Image from Cassini spacecraft on Solstice Mission. Photo Credit: NASA.)

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