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Schematic for the RTG used on Cassini

Cassini's Final Plunge. Image: NASA / JPL

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Cassini Diagram No. 6

The Chart of Cosmic Exploration

A diagram of Galileo's main components

Image: JHU

The Strangest Sights Cassini Saw: Postcards From Saturn

Cassini performed two flybys of Venus and one of Earth to obtain the velocity needed to leave the inner solar system. It then flew by Jupiter before finally ...

The Interplanetary Trajectory

Locations of Juno's science instruments

US Space Missions with RTGs (Credits: Space.com).

Diagram indicating the major components of the Mariner-Mars 1964 spacecraft. (NASA/

Cassini Diagram No. 5

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Proposed Neptune missions

The blue arcs represent Cassini's orbits through Saturn's ring gap. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

ESA's Rosetta Mission

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Montage of planets and some moons the two Voyager spacecraft have visited and studied

1, Magnetometer, Drawing of Pioneer 11 Space Probe

Jupiter as seen by the space probe Cassini

For more than 50 years, NASA's robotic deep space probes have carried nuclear batteries provided

NASAs New Horizons spacecraft was powered all the way to Pluto and beyond by a spare radioisotope thermoelectric generator left over from the Cassini ...

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Cassini is Being Sent to its Doom to Protect Potential Aliens

The Cassini flight path to

New Horizons with mockup RTG.

Pioneer · Artist's rendition of the Pioneer 10 spacecraft at Jupiter.

VIMS spectra taken while looking through Titan's atmosphere towards the Sun helps understand the atmospheres of exoplanets (artist's concept; May 27, 2014).

Engineers perform a test fit of New Horizons' RTG. Credit: NASA/KSC

Saturn eclipses the Sun, as seen from Cassini.

(Another diagram here.)

The General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) has been a mainstay design of the planetary science program from the 1970s. Each of the RTG's 18 modules contained ...

Cassini Spacecraft in Cruise Configuration.

Cassini: The Robotic Spacecraft Series #2

NASA Juno

Juno engine burn animation

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Photos of Pluto and Its Moons | Pluto Photos & Dwarf Planet Pluto | Pluto Moons

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Voyager 1 Space Probe in outer space

Cassini's Postcards From Saturn

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Discovery Missions

Cassini Delivers a Final Round of Jaw-Dropping Images Before Its Death

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Voyager Probe Voyager Probe Voyager Probe

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Fig. 5. Dynamic Isotope Power System Cycle

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Voyager Probe Voyager Probe Voyager Probe

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Figure 4. Major Mechanical Assemblies.

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In exactly one month, the nearly 20 year old Cassini spacecraft will dive into Saturn's atmosphere collecting valuable data and protecting the potentially ...

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Cut out section of the customized GPHS-RTG power system.

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A Cassini RTG before installation

All-sky projection of the CAPS IMS field-of-view. Encroachment on

Diagram of NASA's Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator, which has now been shelved (Credits:

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Here's a diagram that shows these flybys and the mission impacts over the lifetime of Cassini's mission:

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Pioneer Probes

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science ...

Safety of RTG

Heat pipes are used to warm up areas of interest such as the top of the mast, to instrument operational temperatures.

Spacecraft

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Pioneer 10

Figure 2: Shannon's diagram expanded to a circular communication loop between two actors. and

The Cassini mission to Saturn: A whole new understanding of the ringed planet through the Composite Infrared Spectrometer | Andreea Mosila - Academia.edu

Figure 3. FUV optical configuration optimizes the tradeoff between imaging and spectral resolution in the

Cassini's final plunge

Over the years, a few of my desktop pictures have been Cassini images, like a backlit Saturn

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The Cassini RTG, one of three on board.