Cassini Significant Event Report

For Week Ending 10/23/98

Spacecraft Status:

The most recent Spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on
Monday,10/19, over Goldstone. The Cassini spacecraft is in an excellent
state of health and is executing the C10 sequence normaly. The speed of the
spacecraft can be viewed on the
"Where is Cassini Now?"
web page (

Spacecraft Activity Summary:

On Monday, 10/19, two activities were performed. An update was performed
to the Active IVP Vector to correct for the normal accumulation of
inaccuracies due to Spacecraft motion. This was followed by a test of
Real-time Engineering Mode (RTE)158 for it's use in support of the Deep
Space Maneuver (currently scheduled for 12/3/98).

On Wednesday, 10/21, the Solid State Recorder (SSR) record and playback
pointers were reset.

Upcoming events:

Activities scheduled for the week of 10/23 - 10/29 include:

DSM Preparation Test (date tentative), AACS ATE MRO, and SSR FSW Partition
Maintenance on 10/26, and an SSR Pointer Reset, 10/28. Ranging passes are
scheduled for 10/23 and 10/29.

Additional information about Cassini-Huygens is online at

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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