"Its true legacy is how NASA responds to the observations it made and then make decisions on how to utilize those in another series of missions", stated Green. The spacecraft is almost out of fuel, so mission managers wanted to dispose of Cassini safely while they still had control of it. The Grand Finale is necessitated to prevent the possibility of Earthly bacteria that has been living on Cassini for the last 20 years contaminating an object orbiting Saturn - an unlikely but possible occurrence. But outside those two communities, what will serve as the tangible reminders of the mission? "We usually end our missions in a way that doesn't give us a lot of extra science", says Curt Neiber, Cassini's program scientist.
Other space stations in Madrid and California will also help monitor Cassini.
Once it was decided that Cassini has to suffer a fiery death, scientists began planning what data the spacecraft could gather as it enters Saturn's atmosphere.
The United States contributed $2.6 billion to the project, the European Space Agency $500 million and the Italian Space Agency $160 million. For over a decade, Cassini has orbited around Saturn 294 times, collected more than 600 GB of data, visited over a dozen moons and discovered at least seven new ones.
The Royal Mail (UK) issued in 2012 a postage stamp that featured a Cassini image of Saturn and its rings. "It will last not very long and I think we will all shed a tear because it's been a 30-year experience, not only with the spacecraft, but with each other", Larry said. "I have seen a lot of visual artists take images from Saturn, primarily the rings, and use those as motifs, backgrounds or design elements in their art".
"Cassini is not built for the atmosphere", Maize said.
To mark the impending end of the mission, The Planetary Society released a video of its board member, "Star Trek" actor Robert Picardo, performing the "Le Cassini Opera," a humorous, musical farewell to the spacecraft.
To study Saturn and its moons from close up and in the process learn more about the solar system and how it was formed. It was the first mission to orbit Saturn and explore its environs in detail. "Right now we are on track for making "three-ish" teams very, very happy just in time for Christmas", said Curt Niebur of NASA Headquarters at a September 6 meeting of the Outer Planets Assessment Group, discussing the ongoing evaluation of New Frontiers proposals. "We were able to see Saturn from many different points of view".
The panel goes up to a maximum brightness of 300 nits, 72% NTSC color gamut, as well as 170-degree viewing angles. There's a Core i7 model clocked up to 4GHz with 16GB RAM, while another model features a smaller 8GB RAM.
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