Cassini Significant Event Report
For Week Ending 05/07/99
The most recent spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on
Thursday, 05/06, 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)
On Friday, 04/30, Periodic Instrument Maintenance concluded after which
Flight Software Partition Maintenance was performed.
On Tuesday, 05/04, the Solid State Recorder (SSR-B) record and playback
pointers were reset.
On Thursday, 05/06, the Cruise 14 background sequence was uplinked to the
Activities scheduled for the week of 05/07 - 05/13 include start of
execution of the Cruise 14 sequence on 05/09, an SSR Pointer Reset on
05/10, and pre TCM-7 update of AACS parameters and Flight Software
Partition Maintenance on 05/12. There will be a ranging only pass on 05/10.
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.