Space Probe Mission in 2015: Scientist

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Hyderabad, Sep 26: After failing the Casini mission to Saturn, the National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA) would launch another 'Saturn Probe Mission' in 2015.

Speaking to newspersons here after presenting a paper on the 'formation of giant planets and their atmosphere, a case for multiprobe exploration' at 58th International Astronautical Congress here, Michigan University Professor Sushil Atreya said the University was working on the NASA to explore the possibilities of launch of the Saturn probe mission by the end of 2015.

''We are already engaged with Jet Propolsion Laboratory to develop the techonology for the mission'', he added.

Stating that the mission would conduct the study of the formation of Saturn, elements that located on the planet and to determine the gravity, he said the mission would take five to seven years to conduct the study.

The NASA had already announced the 'Juno mission to Jupiter' which would be launched in 2011 and reach by the end of 2016.


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