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  • Cassini: Mission to Saturn Lecture from JPL Senior Propulsion Engineer

    Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

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    Join USC\'s AIAA student branch on Tuesday Jan 30th to hear from Todd Barber, a senior propulsion engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who served as lead propulsion engineer on the Cassini Mission to Saturn. This mission, which ended spectacularly just months ago, was celebrated for significant findings about the condition of Saturn\'s rings and moons.

    General topics covered include spacecraft design, trajectory to Saturn, cruise science results, Saturn Orbit Insertion, and science results from the four-year prime mission.

    Discussions of the two-year extended mission (the Cassini Equinox Mission) and seven-year doubly extended mission (the Cassini Solstice Mission) will be covered as well.

    Images and videos highlighting Cassini results at Saturn will be presented, covering Cassini\'s five coequal science objectives of understanding Saturn\'s rings, magnetosphere, icy satellites, large moon Titan, and Saturn itself.

    Read more about the Cassini Mission here

    Location: John Stauffer Science Lecture Hall (SLH) - 100

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


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