Titan Lake In-situ Sampling Propelled Explorer

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Titan Lake In-situ Sampling Propelled Explorer (TALISE) is a proposed space probe which would land in Ligeia Mare, the second largest lake on Saturn's moon Titan. TALISE would navigate across the lake for six months to one year. If this mission is approved, it will analyze liquid and take scientific measurements while it navigates to the coast in the northern region of Titan. It is also planned in the mission to study the surrounding terrain of Ligeia Mare.[1][2][3][4]

A comparable mission concept was NASA's Titan Mare Explorer, which, unlike TALISE, would not have had its own propulsion system.


"Talise" is the Iroquois word for "beautiful water."[5]


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  2. ^ "Navigating the seas of Titan, Saturn's largest moon". Sciencedaily.com. 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  3. ^ "Extreme sailing: Scientists reveal plan to send a BOAT to the liquid gas lakes of Titan". Dailymail.co.uk. 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  4. ^ "Paddleboat Mission to Titan Proposed". Universetoday.com. 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  5. ^ Landau, Elizabeth (October 9, 2012). "Probe would set sail on a Saturn moon". CNN.