• Members of the Cassini science team gather in front of Beckman Auditorium.
    Credit: Caltech

Farewell to Cassini

Mission ends September 15

Members of the Cassini science team gather to commemorate the end of a decades-long mission to explore Saturn, its rings, and its moons. The mission, which launched in 1997 and arrived at Saturn in 2004, will end on the morning of September 15 as the probe plunges into Saturn's atmosphere. This week, the roughly 200 members of Cassini's science team were on campus for their final Project Science Group meeting before signal is lost.