Cassini Significant Event Report

For Week Ending 09/24/99


Spacecraft Status:


The most recent spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on Tuesday,
09/21, 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, 09/19, the MAG instrument powered-off, concluding the High Gain
Antenna Science Mini-Sequence and post-Earth Magnetotail Observations.


Upcoming events for the period of 09/24 - 09/30 include:


The SRU-A power-on and calibration on 09/27 and 28.



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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