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2017 DDA Special Session 3

Cassini Ring-Grazing Orbits and Grand Finale

Chair: Matthew Tiscareno (SETI)

After almost 20 years in space, the Cassini mission will end in September 2017. In late 2016, the Cassini spacecraft began a completely new type of mission at Saturn, featuring repeated close flybys of the planet and the rings from a high polar orbit, and culminating in its latter half with repeated passes between. By June 2017 many early results are already expected.

Please email session chair Matthew Tiscareno (SETI) for information or to express interest in this session.