Cassini Significant Event Report

For Week Ending 10/15/99


Spacecraft Status:


The most recent spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on Monday,
10/11, 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)


On Monday, 10/11, AACS returned Low Gain Antenna 2 to Earth point, and the
AACS Default spacecraft time was updated.


Upcoming events for the period of 10/15 - 10/21 include:


On going basic spacecraft maintenance.



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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