A Conversation for Saturn

Landing at TITAN

Post 1


Today it is Jan. 14 th 2005.

Quote BBC; "The Huygens space probe has sent back its first set of data about Saturn's largest moon, Titan, after landing successfully say space scientists.
The spacecraft probe had still been transmitting data for over two hours after it had landed they confirmed.

"We are the first visitors to Titan," said an excited Jean-Jacques Dordain, director general of the European Space Agency (Esa).

It is also the furthest from Earth a spacecraft has ever been landed."

This coming night LIVE at TV;
Quote BBC 2;
Stardate: Mission to Titan
Fri 14 Jan, 11:30 pm - 12:30 am 60mins

Live coverage from Mission Control in Germany of today's attempt to land Europe's Huygens probe on Titan, one of Saturn's moons, described as the most earth-like object in the solar system.

Greetings from Amsterdam

Landing at TITAN

Post 2


Well, "Live" is relative this coming night.

The satellite hás already landed, but more data are on their way and it is expected, that the "satellite" will work for a few hours. Far more then ever dreamed off.

In the Live program we'll see ánd hear (yes, there is a microphone)will appear the first combination of the data received so far. (It takes hours and hours to communicate with the robot at Titan).

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