Cassini Significant Event Report

For Week Ending 03/19/99


Spacecraft Status:


The most recent spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on
Wednesday, 03/17, 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)


Spacecraft Activity Summary:


On Saturday, 03/13, commanding was successfully exercised as planned from
the Goldstone tracking station.


On Sunday, 03/14, the Cruise 13 sequence successfully activated on board
the spacecraft.


On Monday, 03/15, the AACS constraint monitor was updated and Flight
Software Partition Maintenance was performed.


On Tuesday, 03/16, the Solid State Recorder (SSR-B) record and playback
pointers were reset.


Upcoming events:


Activities scheduled for the week of 03/19-03/25 an SSR Pointer Reset on
03/23, and CDA turn on and telemetry change on 03/24.



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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