NASA and the European Space Agency, (ESA), have adapted their plans for the joint Cassini-Huygens mission, that is supposed to relay scientific data from the Saturn moon Titan. Scientists have had to adapt the path of the Cassini orbiter, and will make several modifications to the Huygens probe - due to enter Titan's atmosphere in January 2005 - to ensure the maximum efficiency of its communications system. These include pre-heating of Huygens to improve tuning of the transmitted signal, the making of continuous commands by the orbiter to ...

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