Cassini spacecraft completed its final flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan
- Cassini the spacecraft of U.S. space agency NASA that completed its final flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan on 26 April 2017 before starting its plunge into the planet to bring an end to its 20- year-long journey.
- This was the Cassini-Huygens joint mission that was launched from Earth on 15 October 1997 through Titan IVB/Centaur. It entered Saturn’s orbit on 1 July 2004.
- Huygens separated from the orbiter and landed on Saturn’s moon Titan on 14 January 2005, However, Cassini continued its probe of Saturn.
- Since 30 November 2016, due to the spacecraft’s dwindling fuel resources for further orbital corrections, Cassini entered the final phase of the project.