NASA’s 13-year Cassini mission at Saturn ends Friday. At 5:31 a.m. CDT, Cassini will enter Saturn’s atmosphere, and by 7 a.m., after traveling 932 million miles and 83 minutes, its final bit of data will reach mission control. Then silence.
In the remaining days, its mission status will be updated here. The following list includes news conferences and online broadcasts to take you to the mission’s end:
Today, Sept. 13,
Noon CDT (17:00 Greenwich Time)
Cassini mission news conference will give a detailed preview of Cassini’s final mission activities on NASA TV online.
Thursday, Sept. 14
Noon to 5 p.m. CDT (17:00-22:00 GMT) NASA social event with speakers and Q&A sessions with scientists and engineers behind the Cassini mission. Watch on NASA TV online. They’ll also be answering #askNASA questions submitted online.
About 10 p.m. CDT (3:00 GMT) Cassini’s final images will be streamed online on NASA TV.
Friday, Sept. 15
6-7:30 a.m. CDT (11-12:30 GMT) Live commentary about the mission finale. An uninterrupted camera feed, with mission audio only, will be available on the NASA TV Media Channel and Ustream. Cassini’s last signal will arrive about 7 a.m. CDT (12:00 GMT).
8:30 a.m. CDT (13:30 GMT) Post-mission news conference from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab on NASA TV.