Huygens legacy conference to celebrate the fifth anniversary of landing on Titan
Barcelona, 13-15 January 2010
On 14 January 2005 the European Space Agency’s Huygens probe separated from its NASA Cassini mother spacecraft and landed on Saturn’s moon Titan. The touchdown on the surface of Titan marked the first, and so far only, landing of a man-made probe in the outer Solar System, at 10 AU. To mark the fifth anniversary of this remarkable event, scientists gathered from 13-15 January at the CosmoCaixa science museum in Barcelona, Spain, and reviewed the key scientific and engineering achievements of Huygens, evaluated the current understanding of Titan, and discussed future Titan exploration mission and instrumentation concepts.
- the meeting's web site: http://www.titanexploration.net/index.php - the ESA Conference Press Release http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=46260 - Press Release (in french): http://www.grandpublic.obspm.fr/Huygens-sur-Titan-cinq-ans-deja Memories... huygens_memories_1 huygens_memories_2 huygens_memories_3 huygens_memories_4 robert_mitchell_athena_coustenis_jean_pierre_lebreton The meeting was filmed by Lightcurvefilms (M. Roos) and will be produced in the form of a CDROM (to be ready in March 2010). The presentations are assembled by J.-P. Lebreton and will soon be made available. . . .