Cassini Significant Event Report

For Week Ending 05/14/99


Spacecraft Status:


The most recent spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on
Thursday, 05/13, 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 Sunday, 05/09, the Cruise 14 background sequence activated on board the
spacecraft.


On Monday, 05/10, the Solid State Recorder (SSR-B) record and playback
pointers were reset.


On Wednesday, 05/12, AACS parameters were successfully updated in
preparation for the Trajectory Correction Maneuver on 05/18. This was
followed by Flight Software Partition Maintenance.

Upcoming events:


Activities scheduled for the week of 05/14 - 05/20 include uplink of the
TCM-7 sequence and an SSR Pointer Reset on 05/16, and execution of TCM-7
on 05/18.



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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