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Cassini Faces Last-Minute Hurdles

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Science  12 Sep 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5332, pp. 1598
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5332.1598

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As NASA prepares for next month's scheduled launch of the $3.3 billion Cassini mission to Saturn, a technical glitch and a growing outcry from antinuclear protesters are a telling reminder of the complexity of large and complex spacecraft and the unwanted attention they can attract.