Mated to LVA

December 17, 2004

Flight mechanics from JPL lower the Cassini spacecraft onto
its launch vehicle adapter in KSC's Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. The adapter is later mated to a Titan IV/Centaur expendable launch vehicle
that lifts Cassini into space.



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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