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© Eduardo Kac, Monogram (1996), ink drawing, which evokes an orbital trajectory, a rising rocket and a moon (and is also the artist's emblematic signature), flew to Saturn on the Cassini spacecraft in 1997. Cassini entered orbit around Saturn in 2004.

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Information
Cite
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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Eduardo Kac - »Monogram«”. https://digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/monogram.html (retrieved 2022-16-02). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Eduardo Kac - »Monogram«}, url = {https://digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/monogram.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2022-16-02}
Technology
Display
NASA/JPL-Caltech Images
Installation Requirements / Space
Outer Space, Saturn, Zero Gravity
Material
Cassini space probe, disk package, Titan IVB/Centaur, Huygens probe

Follow link to explore 3D Cassini Model: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/2401/cassini-3d-model/
Method
August 22, 1997 (Kennedy Space Center, Florida)— A Jet Propulsion Laboratory technician inserts the DVD containing Kac's Monogram and many other files into a shallow cavity between two pieces of aluminum that protected it from micrometeoroid impacts. The package was mounted to the side of the two-story-tall Cassini spacecraft beneath a pallet carrying cameras and other space instruments that were used to study the Saturnian system. A patch of thermal blanket material was installed over the disk package.NASA launched the mission in 1997 and the Cassini space probe arrived at Saturn in 2004. On September 15, 2017, it deliberately dived into Saturn's atmosphere, burning up and disintegrating.
Ten copies of the DVD were mastered. One copy is archived at JPL's Space Flight Operations Facility, eight copies are in museums across the world and one traveled to Saturn aboard Cassini. The Cassini mission was managed for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C., by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology.
Descriptions & Essays
Eduardo Kac 25-05-2022
August 22, 1997 (Kennedy Space Center, Florida)— A Jet Propulsion Laboratory technician inserts the DVD containing Kac's Monogram and many other files into a shallow cavity between two pieces of aluminum that protected it from micrometeoroid impacts. The package was mounted to the side of the two-story-tall Cassini spacecraft beneath a pallet carrying cameras and other space instruments that were used to study the Saturnian system. A patch of thermal blanket material was installed over the disk package.NASA launched the mission in 1997 and the Cassini space probe arrived at Saturn in 2004. On September 15, 2017, it deliberately dived into Saturn's atmosphere, burning up and disintegrating.
Ten copies of the DVD were mastered. One copy is archived at JPL's Space Flight Operations Facility, eight copies are in museums across the world and one traveled to Saturn aboard Cassini. The Cassini mission was managed for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C., by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology.
Eduardo Kac: Monogram, 25-05-2022, in: Archive of Digital Art
Literature
Kac, Eduardo. »Space Poetry.« http://www.ekac.org/spacepoetry.html.