Technicians with the Huygens probe's heat shield

Technicians with the Huygens probe's heat shield

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Caption: Huygens probe. Technicians with the heat shield of the Huygens probe, a craft that will enter the at- mosphere of Saturn's moon Titan after being released from the Cassini spacecraft. The shield has 160 insulating silica tiles. The shield surface will be heated to 1800-2000 degrees Celsius (C) as Huygens enters Titan's atmosphere, but the instruments protected by it will not become hotter than 150 C. The Cassini/Huygens mission is due to be launched in October 1997, and is expected to reach Saturn in July 2004.

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Keywords: exploration, heat shield, huygens, huygens probe, insulation, research, silica, space craft, spacecraft, tile

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