Cassini Instruments Offline Until Nov. 24

The Cassini spacecraft has entered into ‘safe’ mode some six times since its mission began in 1997. Image Credit: NASA/JPL

NASA announced that the Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn will have its suite of scientific cameras offline until at least Nov. 24. Cassini is currently in safe mode due to a malfunction in the spacecraft’s computer. This shut down all non-essential systems to prevent any further damage happening to the spacecraft. This means that all scientific efforts on the mission have been suspended until the problem can be resolved.(…) Read the rest of Cassini Instruments Offline Until Nov. 24 (378 words)

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