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Cassini-Huygens Saturn Research Project


Cassini-Huygens Saturn Research Project, Turntable Control


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When the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn lifted off at the beginning of October 1997, a conductive plastic potentiometer from Novotechnik was on board. When the space ship reaches Saturn in 2004, the sub-probe "Huygens" will be released over the moon Titan. This probe will submerge into Titan's atmosphere and will take extensive measurements.

Function: A rotary potentiometer controls the postion of a turntable used for navigation.

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