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Significant Event Report for Week Ending 4/30/1999

Significant Event Report for Week Ending 4/30/1999

Apr. 30, 1999


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Cassini Significant Event Report
For Week Ending 04/30/99

Spacecraft Status:

The most recent spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on
Thursday, 04/29, over the Goldstone tracking station. The Cassini
spacecraft is in an excellent state of health and is operating normally. The speed of the spacecraft can be viewed on the "Where is Cassini Now?" web page (http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/operations/present-position.cfm)

On Tuesday, 04/27, the Solid State Recorder (SSR-B) record and playback
pointers were reset.

On Thursday, 04/29, Periodic Instrument Maintenance began. This activity
runs for 24 hours.

Upcoming events:

Activities scheduled for the week of 04/30 - 05/06 include Flight Software
Partition Maintenance on 04/30, an SSR Pointer Reset on 05/04, and uplink
of the Cruise 14 Sequence on 05/05.

Additional information about Cassini-Huygens is online at http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.

Cassini will begin orbiting Saturn on July 1, 2004, and release its piggybacked Huygens probe about six months later for descent through the thick atmosphere of the moon Titan. Cassini-Huygens is a cooperative mission of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C.

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