One of the largest and most significant research projects in space history has ended:

For nearly twenty years, Cassini’s journey has been tracked like a thrill movie in the form of information and stunningly beautiful images it has sent. Cassini-Huygens was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida early on the morning of October 15, 1997.

It was and still is the most expensive spacecraft of all time. The joint venture between NASA, the European Space Agency ESA and the Italian Space Administration cost nearly four billion dollars.

Finland participated in the implementation of the Cassin CAPS plasma spectrometric IBS ionic spray spectrometer and the CAPS rotary machine, the MIMI/LEMMS rotary machine and the Huygens HASI gas beacon instrument and radio altimeter.

Also our company had the honour to participate in Cassini’s successful journey by coating three series of two large hemispheres with pure gold in accordance with accurate NASA-specific specs and strict special requirements for evaluation, product development, and final flight version. These included, among others, highly demanding thermal cycles, uniformity of coating, adhesion and antimagnetism.

The author was searched around the world, and finally found us – Eforit Oy in Finland

Thank you again for the confidence and success in creating new, legendary projects!