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TITAN WIND EFFECTS ON THE DESCENT TRAJECTORY OF THE ESA HUYGENS PROBE B. Kazeminejad1
 

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TITAN WIND EFFECTS ON THE DESCENT TRAJECTORY OF THE ESA HUYGENS PROBE
B. Kazeminejad1
, J.-P. Lebreton1
, M.K. Bird2
, and D.H. Atkinson3
1
ESA Research and Scientific Support Department, ESTEC/SCI-SB, 2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands
2
Radioastronomisches Inst., Univ. Bonn, Auf dem H¨ugel 71, 53121 Bonn, Germany
3
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-1023, USA
ABSTRACT
The Huygens Probe is the ESA-provided element of the
joint NASA/ESA Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn and
Titan. The Cassini/Huygens spacecraft was launched on
15 October 1997 and will arrive at Saturn on the 1st of
July 2004. The Huygens probe will be released on 24
December 2004 and enter the atmosphere of Titan on 14
January 2005. A recently discovered design flaw in the

  

Source: Atkinson, David H. - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Idaho

 

Collections: Physics; Engineering