The Cassini-Huygens Probe By Matt Noe
Overview <ul><li>The goal of this PowerPoint is to inform viewers about the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft and the amazing dis...
Overview Cont. <ul><li>Also, this PowerPoint is intended to inform people how big an impact this spacecraft has had, and w...
Background Information <ul><li>The mission was a group project between three major space programs, NASA, the European Spac...
Goals of the Mission <ul><li>The Major goal of the mission was to observe the many moons of Saturn, especially Titan, whic...
Flight <ul><li>The spacecraft had to travel a total of 3.5 billion kilometers </li></ul><ul><li>The flight was only able t...
Gravity Assisted Launch <ul><li>A gravity assisted launch is when the spacecraft flew close enough to a planet that it can...
Moon and Planet Flybys <ul><li>Planets: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The major planet that the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft travele...
Arrival at Saturn <ul><li>Once the Cassini-Huygens spaceship arrived at Saturn, it set into orbit around the huge planet <...
Saturn and its Rings <ul><li>The Cassini Voyager has been in orbit around Saturn since July 1 st , 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>...
Titan and the Huygens Probe <ul><li>The Huygens probe was released from the Cassini Launcher and took a 22 day trip down t...
In Conclusion <ul><li>Both the Cassini Spacecraft and the Huygens probe have given scientists the ability to discover thin...
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The Cassini Huygens Probe

  1. 1. The Cassini-Huygens Probe By Matt Noe
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>The goal of this PowerPoint is to inform viewers about the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft and the amazing discoveries it has made. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview Cont. <ul><li>Also, this PowerPoint is intended to inform people how big an impact this spacecraft has had, and why it will be in textbooks in the years to come. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background Information <ul><li>The mission was a group project between three major space programs, NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency. </li></ul><ul><li>On October 15 th , 1997, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Station </li></ul>
  5. 5. Goals of the Mission <ul><li>The Major goal of the mission was to observe the many moons of Saturn, especially Titan, which is the one of the only celestial bodies other than Earth to have its own atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Another major goal was to photograph Saturn and its rings </li></ul>
  6. 6. Flight <ul><li>The spacecraft had to travel a total of 3.5 billion kilometers </li></ul><ul><li>The flight was only able to be completed by using four gravity assisted launches </li></ul>
  7. 7. Gravity Assisted Launch <ul><li>A gravity assisted launch is when the spacecraft flew close enough to a planet that it can be effected by its gravitational pull </li></ul><ul><li>This both adjusts the way in which the ship moves and adds to the speed of the ship </li></ul>
  8. 8. Moon and Planet Flybys <ul><li>Planets: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The major planet that the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft traveled by was Jupiter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Moons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Cassini-Huygens spaceship flew by many moons of Saturn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They include: Phoebe, Titan, Enceladus, Iapetus and many more </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Arrival at Saturn <ul><li>Once the Cassini-Huygens spaceship arrived at Saturn, it set into orbit around the huge planet </li></ul><ul><li>While in orbit, the Huygens rover was sent down to one of Saturns many moons, Titan, while the Cassini Spacecraft stayed in orbit </li></ul>
  10. 10. Saturn and its Rings <ul><li>The Cassini Voyager has been in orbit around Saturn since July 1 st , 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Before the official mission is over, the Voyager will have made 74 orbits around the planet </li></ul><ul><li>During its orbit, the Cassini has taken numerous photos of the rings and Saturn </li></ul><ul><li>It has allowed scientists to figure out many of the chemical make-ups of the rings </li></ul>
  11. 11. Titan and the Huygens Probe <ul><li>The Huygens probe was released from the Cassini Launcher and took a 22 day trip down to one of Saturn’s moons, Titan </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists wanted to look at Titan because it is the only other known celestial body in the galaxy to have its own atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately, the Huygens probe was only designed to take pictures for a maximum of 30 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Despite this time shortage, the probe sent many photos that scientists used to analyze Titan </li></ul>
  12. 12. In Conclusion <ul><li>Both the Cassini Spacecraft and the Huygens probe have given scientists the ability to discover things totally unknown prior to the mission, such as the compostition of Saturns rings </li></ul><ul><li>The spacecraft was the first man-made object to orbit a planet as far away as Saturn </li></ul><ul><li>The huge success of this mission will deffinately encourage further interest in space travel </li></ul>
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