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Re: NASA - Cassini updates
« Reply #760 on: 04/02/2018 02:42 AM »



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7P5bsmVuqo?t=001s

Planning Cassiniís Grand Finale

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Streamed live on Mar 22, 2018
Original air date: March 22 at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 0200 UTC)
 
Mission planning is a core strength of JPL engineering, along with deep space communications and navigation. This talk looks back at the various scenarios and contingency plans the Cassini team made as they steered the spacecraft into unexplored space during its 2017 Grand Finale at Saturn. Sturm discussed how the possible scenarios -- some of which could have been mission-ending -- compared to the mission as it was actually flown, along with some science highlights from the finale.
 
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NASA - Cassini updates
« Reply #761 on: 07/13/2018 07:33 PM »
NASAís Cassini Coverage Lands an Emmy Nomination

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, for Outstanding Original Interactive Program for its coverage of the Cassini mission's Grand Finale at Saturn, including news, web, education, television and social media efforts.

In 2017, after nearly 20 years in space and 13 years revealing the wonders of Saturn, NASAís Cassini orbiter was running out of fuel. As a final act, Cassini began a whole new mission -- its Grand Finale. This journey into the unknown would end with a spectacular plunge into the planet. JPL created a multi-month digital campaign to celebrate the missionís science and engineering accomplishments and communicate why the spacecraft must meet its end in the skies of Saturn.



Cassiniís first, daring dive into the unexplored space between the giant planet and its rings kicked off the campaign on April 26, 2017. It culminated on Sept. 15, 2017, with live coverage of Cassiniís plunge into Saturnís atmosphere, with the spacecraft sending back science to the very last second.

The multi-faceted campaign included regular updates on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and the Cassini mission website; multiple live social, web and TV broadcasts during which reporter and public questions were answered; a dramatic short film to communicate the missionís story and preview its endgame; multiple 360-degree videos, including NASAís first 360-degree livestream of a mission event from inside JPL mission control; an interactive press kit; a steady drumbeat of articles to keep fans updated with news and features about the people behind the mission; state-standards aligned educational materials; a celebration of art by amateur space enthusiasts; and software to provide real-time tracking of the spacecraft, down to its final transmission to Earth.

The Primetime Emmys will be awarded by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles on Sept. 17. The Creative Arts Emmys, which includes interactive awards, will be presented during a separate ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. JPL, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. JPL designed, developed and assembled the Cassini orbiter.

More information about Cassini:

https://www.nasa.gov/cassini

https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov
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Re: NASA - Cassini updates
« Reply #762 on: 09/05/2018 06:24 PM »
SATURN'S FAMOUS HEXAGON MAY TOWER ABOVE THE CLOUDS

04 September 2018

The long-lived international Cassini mission has revealed a surprising feature emerging at Saturn's northern pole as it nears summertime: a warming, high-altitude vortex with a hexagonal shape, akin to the famous hexagon seen deeper down in Saturn's clouds. This suggests that the lower-altitude hexagon may influence what happens up above, and that it could be a towering structure spanning hundreds of kilometres in height.

http://sci.esa.int/cassini-huygens/60589-saturn-s-famous-hexagon-may-tower-above-the-clouds/

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Leicester/GSFC/ L.N. Fletcher et al. 2018

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Re: NASA - Cassini updates
« Reply #763 on: 09/09/2018 04:19 AM »
Erik Wernquist's animation of NASA Cassini's Grand Finale just won an Emmy:
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Re: NASA - Cassini updates
« Reply #764 on: 09/09/2018 04:46 AM »
Oddly enough, there's no mention of the actual person who made this draw-dropping animation (Erik Wernquist) in any of the English news articles about the Emmy nomination or award. I'm a little miffed that JPL seems to be taking all the credit for Erik Wernquist's FANTASTIC work.

The award is for the animation, which is why "YouTube" is listed as the medium on www.emmys.com, but no mention of him is given. This is really disappointing.
« Last Edit: 09/09/2018 04:49 AM by Robotbeat »
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Re: NASA - Cassini updates
« Reply #765 on: 09/09/2018 09:49 PM »
Oddly enough, there's no mention of the actual person who made this draw-dropping animation (Erik Wernquist) in any of the English news articles about the Emmy nomination or award. I'm a little miffed that JPL seems to be taking all the credit for Erik Wernquist's FANTASTIC work.

The award is for the animation, which is why "YouTube" is listed as the medium on www.emmys.com, but no mention of him is given. This is really disappointing.
Thanks for ferreting this out. It's kind of pathetic that proper credit wasn't given
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Re: NASA - Cassini updates
« Reply #766 on: 09/11/2018 01:38 AM »
And the Emmy goes to: Cassini's Grand Finale

article:  https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7232

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Members of the JPL Media Relations and Public Engagement offices, and leaders of the Cassini Mission received an Emmy for Outstanding Original Interactive Program at the Television Academy's 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. L to R:Alice Wessen, Jia-Rui Cook, Preston Dyches, Phil Davis, Linda Spilker (holding the Emmy), Gay Hill, Veronica McGregor, Stephanie L. Smith, Bill Dunford, Earl Maize, Julie Webster, Jess Doherty.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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