13
Sep
2017

NASA details Cassini’s final plunge on Friday

According to NASA, when Cassini hits the atmosphere at about local noon 10 degrees north of the Saturnian equator, it will be traveling at about 70,000 mph (113,000 km/h) and accelerating. As the air becomes thicker and drag increases, the probe will use its thrusters to remain stable and keep its main antenna pointed at Earth, increasing the thrust from 10 percent to 100 percent.

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