Our Cassini spacecraft has been traveling in space for almost 20 years, exploring Saturn, its rings and even some of its moons. This mission has revealed never-before-seen events that are changing our understanding of how planetary systems form and what conditions might lead to habitats for life.
Cassini will complete its remarkable story of exploration with an intentional plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, ending its mission.
Participate in our Grand Finale Events
Wednesday, Sept. 13
1 p.m. EDT – News Conference from our Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a detailed preview of final mission activities
Thursday, Sept 14
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT – NASA Social Live Broadcast with mission experts
Friday, Sept. 15
7:00 – 8:30 a.m. EDT – Live commentary on NASA TV and online of the spacecraft’s final dive into Saturn’s atmosphere.
Around 8:00 a.m. EDT – Expected time of last signal and science data from Cassini
9:30 a.m. EDT – Post-mission news conference
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