PIA06434: Huygens Descent Sequence (Artist's Concept)

Huygens Descent Sequence (Artist’s Concept)


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Huygens Descent Sequence animation

The artist's concept shows the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent sequence. The animation shows the Huygens probe's entry, descent and landing, with the descent imager/spectral radiometer lamp turned on at the end.

Background Info:

The probe was delivered to Saturn's moon Titan by the Cassini spacecraft, which is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. NASA supplied two instruments on the probe, the descent imager/spectral radiometer and the gas chromatograph mass spectrometer.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Titan
System Saturn
Target Type Satellite
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Huygens Probe
Host Type Probe Lander
Extra Keywords Artwork, Color, Movie
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2005-11-30
Date in Caption
Image Credit ESA--D. Ducros
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA06434
Identifier PIA06434