December 17, 2004
The Cassini spacecraft is rolled out of the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center, shortly before being transported to Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Station, for placement on top of its Titan IV/Centaur launch vehicle.
Cassini is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages the Cassini mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C.
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