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24/12/2004 Titan lander

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Huygens separation

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Cassini-Huygens Saturn Mission Animation

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CASSINI HUYGENS: DESTINATION SATURN - 2008 SPACE DOCUMENTARY

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Titan Touchdown

European probe Huygens was released by its mothership Cassini and began a descent to the surface of the Saturn’s moon Titan. The descent took 22 days. It was finished by a successful landing. It was furthest landing from Earth a spacecraft has ever made and the first landing on a moon other than our own.
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    • Essentials 

    • Overview 

    • Findings 

    • Detailed ''Huygens'' activity timeline 

    • Instrumentation 

    • Spacecraft design 

    • Critical design flaw partially resolved 

    • Channel A data lost