On Friday, September 15, the spacecraft Cassini has completed its 13-year mission in orbit around Saturn. This is the website of NASA.
Cassini entered the upper atmosphere of Saturn and were burned. 14:55 of comic device was received the last signal. He went from Saturn to Earth in 83 minutes.
The spacecraft, named after the Italian-French astronomer Giovanni Cassini was launched October 15, 1997. Its mission was to study Saturn, its rings and satellites. Station arrived at Saturn on 30 June 2004 and became the first artificial satellite of this planet.
The last phase of life of the device, dubbed «the Big finale» (the Grand Finale), began on 26 April 2017. Cassini has made 22-of-flight between Saturn and his inner ring, which allowed astronomers to look at Saturn and its satellites with new perspectives.