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Titan Flyby C (T-C): Jan. 14, 2005 – Huygens Probe Descent

Black and white image of Titan's surface.

View from Titan's Surface

Images from the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent imager/spectral radiometer side-looking imager and from the medium resolution imager, acquired after landing, were merged to produce this image.

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Titan Descent at a Glance

Jan. 14, 2005 (11:11 SCET)

37,282 miles (60,000 km)

Speed (relative to Titan)
12,080 mph (5.4 km/sec)

93 deg

1 hour, 7 minutes
Signal travel time from Titan

2:25 a.m. PST
Radio astronomers detected the probe's entry into Titan's atmosphere.

4:34 a.m. PST
Estimated probe landing time

8:19 a.m. PST
First Science Data Arrives

Number of spacecraft that have landed on Titan