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About Cassini: Cassini--Huygens is a joint NASA/ESA/ASI robotic spacecraft mission currently studying the planet Saturn and its many natural satellites. The spacecraft consists of two main elements: the NASA-designed and -constructed Cassini orbiter, named for the Italian-French astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini, and the ESA-developed Huygens probe, named for the Dutch astronomer, mathematician and physicist Christiaan Huygens.
The complete Cassini space probe was launched on October 15, 1997, and after a long interplanetary voyage it entered into orbit around Saturn on July 1, 2004. On December 25, 2004, the Huygens probe was separated from the orbiter at approximately 02:00 UTC. It reached Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, 2005, when it descended into Titan's atmosphere, and downward to the surface, radioing scientific information back to the Earth by telemetry. This was the first landing ever accomplished in the outer solar system. On April 18, 2008, NASA announced a two-year extension of the funding for ground operations of this mission, at which point it was renamed to Cassini Equinox Mission.
This was again extended in February 2010 with the mission now continuing until 2017. Cassini is the fourth space probe to visit Saturn and the first to enter orbit.