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Daimler-Benz Aerospace staff install the back cover on the Huygens probe in July.

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Daimler-Benz Aerospace staff install the back cover on the Huygens probe in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at KSC in July. Instruments mounted on the probe, which was developed by the European Space Agency (ESA), will receive atmospheric and surface data on Saturn’s main moon, Titan, to send back to Earth as part of the Cassini mission. The back cover, yet to be attached to the Cassini orbiter, will protect the probe during descent onto Titan. A four-year, close-up study of the Saturnian system, the mission is scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Station in October 1997. It will take seven years for the spacecraft to reach Saturn. Aerospatiale is the prime contractor for ESA

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  • Title: Daimler-Benz Aerospace staff install the back cover on the Huygens probe in July.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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