[Cassini]

Cassini launched aboard a Titan IVB/Centaur on 15 October 1997, Cassini had been active in space for nearly 20 years, with 13 years spent orbiting Saturn, studying the planet and its system since entering orbit on 1 July 2004. The voyage to Saturn included flybys of Venus (April 1998 and June 1999), Earth (August 1999), the asteroid 2685 Masursky, and Jupiter (December 2000). Its mission ended on 15 September 2017, when Cassini flew into Saturn’s upper atmosphere and burned up at a very high temperature, in order to prevent any risk of contaminating Saturn’s moons, some of which have active environments that could potentially bear life. (At that point Cassini lacked sufficient power to leave the Saturn system so it could only be left in orbit where it might collide with a moon or be destroyed). The mission is widely perceived to have been successful beyond expectation. Cassini-Huygens has been described by NASA’s Planetary Science Division Director as a “mission of firsts”, that has revolutionized human understanding of the Saturn system, including its moons and rings, and our understanding of where life might be found in the Solar System.

Cassinis original mission was planned to last for four years, from June 2004 to May 2008. The mission was extended for another two years until September 2010, branded the Cassini Equinox Mission. The mission was extended a second and final time with the Cassini Solstice Mission, lasting another seven years until 15 September 2017, on which date Cassini was de-orbited by being allowed to burn up in Saturn’s upper atmosphere.

The Huygens module traveled with Cassini until its separation from the probe on 25 December 2004; it was successfully landed by parachute on Titan on January 14, 2005. It successfully returned data to Earth for around 90 minutes, using the orbiter as a relay. This was the first landing ever accomplished in the outer Solar System and the first landing on a moon other than our own. Cassini continued to study the Saturn system in the following years.

At the end of its mission, the Cassini spacecraft executed the “Grand Finale” of its mission: several risky passes through the gaps between Saturn and Saturn’s inner rings. The purpose of this phase was to maximize Cassini‘s scientific outcome before the spacecraft was destroyed. The atmospheric entry of Cassini effectively ended the mission, although data analysis and production will continue afterwards.

TRCKLST:

  1. Haloed – Esper
  2. somejerk – Savage
  3. Anomalie – New Space
  4. MACROSS 82-99 – Fugaz (feat. mothica)
  5. The Polish Ambassador – Ritual Revival
  6. Deeb – Fluid Dynamics
  7. Kuartz – She Want A Condo In New York
  8. Dday One – Everyday
  9. Chairman Maf – SMiLES
  10. Madvillain – Accordian (Instrumental)
  11. Nicola Cruz – Invocacion
  12. Jay Dee – Lightworks
  13. Danny Brown – Grown Up (Instrumental)
  14. Danny Brown – Grown Up
  15.  Birocratic-Sombre
  16. Pretty Lights – Lost and Found (ODESZA Remix)
  17. La Fine Equipe – Move Out
  18. Waajeed – The Doo Wops
  19. Commodo – Itchin
  20. Nosaj Thing – Nowhere
  21. Waajeed – The Dragon
  22. Jay 5ive & Kromestar – Wishful Thinking (Om Unit remix)
  23. DJ Krush – 光路 Kouro – Optical Path

[Voyager]

Voyager 1 is a space probe launched by NASA on September 5, 1977. Part of the Voyager program to study the outer Solar System, Voyager 1 launched 16 days after its twin, Voyager 2. Having operated for 40 years and 10 days as of September 15, 2017, the spacecraft still communicates with the Deep Space Network to receive routine commands and return data. At a distance of 139 AU (2.08×1010 km) from the Sun as of July 1, 2017, it is the farthest spacecraft from Earth as well as the farthest man-made object. It is also the most distant object in the solar system whose location is known, even farther than Eris (96 AU) and V774104 (~103 AU).

TRCKLST:

  1. Cotonete – Earth Overshoot day (P. Scott sistrumremix)
  2. Ccolo – Immortal Birds Diwali
  3. Jay Dee – Nowadayz (Instrumental)
  4. Mophono – Lump Sum Slum Lord (Dabrye Remix)
  5. Harmonic 313 – Call To Arms
  6. Collective Resonance – ±±DING±± – Drafting
  7. Smog
  8. Egadz – Dripz
  9. Kognitif – Kognitif – Chillin’ On The 90’s
  10. GUMI – Never Ending Story
  11. THE CREW – THAVIUS BECK “Spectacular Vernacular”
  12. The Spy from Cairo – Sirens of the Nile
  13. Von Party – Cobra Kush (Feat. Naduve)
  14. Montezumas Rache – Wu Du Wu
  15. Tehu – Ernst Strngs
  16. Nicola Cruz – Espìritu de Protección

 

 

[Solar Eclipse]

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse, frequently referred to as the “Great American Eclipse“, was visible within a band across the entire contiguous United States passing from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast. In other countries it was only visible as a partial eclipse

TRCKLST:

  1. Deft – Blue Jasmine
  2. Nicola Cruz – Invocacion (Uji Remix)
  3. Dday One – Contaminated Energy
  4. Dabrye – Making It Pay
  5. dj mitsu the beats – b.o.t.m.beats52
  6. L’Indécis – Urban Canopy
  7. Mike Forst – Who’s on the Mayfair
  8. cestladore – Lassitude Luxuriate
  9. Juj – Mbira Spirit
  10. Sofa Surfers – Sofa Rockers (Richard Dorfmeister Mix)
  11. L’Orange & Mr. Lif – Antique Gold (feat. Chester Watson)
  12. DJ Krush – Zen Approach Featuring Black Thought
  13. Jay Dee – The Red
  14. Dday One – Drum In The Day, To Sing At Night
  15. Chairman Maf – SINCERE SOUP
  16. Depeche Mode – Useless (K&D Session TM)
  17. Buddha Bass – Enigmatica (Desert Dwellers Remix)
  18. TH7 IMMORTXLZ – POLT7RG7IST