Cassini Significant Event Report

For Week Ending 04/02/99


Spacecraft Status:


The most recent spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on
Thursday, 03/31, over the Canberra 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 Tuesday, 03/30, three activities occurred. The CDA Flight Software
patch uplinked on March 22 was copied into all SSR FSW partitions and the
equivalent bit set, Flight Software Partition Maintenance was performed,
and the Solid State Recorder (SSR-B) record and playback pointers were
reset.


Upcoming events:


Activities scheduled for the week of 04/02 - 04/08 include a High Watermark
Clear on 04/05 and an SSR Pointer Reset on 04/06.



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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