Cassini Significant Event Report
For Week Ending 10/16/98
The most recent Spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on Monday,
10/12, over Madrid. The Cassini spacecraft is in an excellent state of
health and is executing the C10 sequence nominally. 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)
Spacecraft Activity Summary:
Saturday, 10/10, routine maintenance was performed on the SSR flight
Sunday, 10/11, quarterly Periodic Instrument Maintenance was performed as
planned on board the spacecraft. This activity involves 11 out of the 12
onboard instruments and runs for a 24 hour period.
Wednesday, 10/14, the Solid State Recorder (SSR) record and playback
pointers were reset.
Activities scheduled for the week of 10/16 - 10/22 include:
Active IVP Vector Update and RTE 158 Test on 10/19, and an SSR Pointer
Reset on 10/21.
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.