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A joint endeavour of ESA, NASA and Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), Cassini-Huygens is an extremely sophisticated spacecraft, completing a study of the Saturnian system in unprecedented detail. The major contribution from ESA to the mission was a scientific probe called Huygens, which was released from the main spacecraft to parachute through the atmosphere and on to the surface of Saturn's largest moon: Titan. Huygens successfully landed on Titan at around 11:30 UTC 14 January 2005, the first landing to take place in the outer Solar System and the furthest from Earth. Cassini-Huygens was launched on a Titan IV-B/Centaur launch vehicle on 15 October 1997. Data from the HUYGENS descent and landing has been available in the PSA since August 2006.
Huygens is part of the international Cassini-Huygens mission. The full Cassini data holdings, including a copy of the Huygens data are also archived at NASA's PDS Atmospheres Node. Access to the full Cassini-Huygens holdings at the PDS Atmospheres Node can be found here.
Huygens Probe Instruments