Video: Briefing previews Cassini’s Grande Finale at Saturn

An earlier posting here described the “Grande Finale” of the Cassini spacecraft mission to Saturn. Here is a panel news conference held last week in which the panelists talked about the final activities of the spacecraft starting with a

final close flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan on April 22 [which] will reshape the Cassini spacecraft’s orbit so that it begins its final series of 22 weekly dives through the unexplored gap between the planet and its rings. The first of these dives is planned for April 26. Following these closer-than-ever encounters with the giant planet, Cassini will make a mission-ending plunge into Saturn’s upper atmosphere on Sept. 15.

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