Cassini-Huygens
A journey to Saturn and its moons
The Cassini-Huygens mission
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A mission to Saturn and its moons

The Cassini-Huygens European/American mission was launched on 15 October 1997 and reached Saturn after just under seven years of flight. The aim behind the Cassini-Huygens mission is to accurately and scientifically investigate the gaseous planet Saturn and its moons. It comprises the Cassini space probe and the Huygens lander. In Germany, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Max-Planck Society (MPG), several universities and the German aerospace industry are involved in this mission.

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