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VIMS onboard Cassini

Launched in 1997, Cassini-Huygens is one of the most ambitious missions ever launched into space, loaded with an array of powerful instruments and cameras.
Cassini is a mission by NASA, ESA and ASI, the Italian space agency (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), that involved a total of 17 countries.

After having completed its initial four-year mission to explore the Saturn System and the first extended mission in September 2010, called the Cassini Equinox Mission, Cassini is today in a second extended mission called the Cassini Solstice which goes through September 2017.
Onboard Cassini, VIMS (Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer) is a Remote Sensing instrument made up of two cameras in one: one is used to measure visible wavelengths, the other infrared.

In this website, you wll find useful information about the Cassini mission and the VIMS instrument.

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