Mechanical/structural model of Cassini-Huygens
November 11, 2009
Mechanical/structural models of ESA's Huygens Probe and NASA's Saturn Orbiter were assembled at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to test their structural and thermal performances. The gold-coloured blanket covering Huygens will protect it from heat, cold and micrometeoroid impacts during the 6.7-year journey to Titan.
Topics: Space, Space exploration, Exploration of Saturn, Huygens probe, Cassini–Huygens, Titan, Saturn, Spaceflight, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Orbiter, NASA, ESA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration