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Cassini Update
12 Sep 2001
(Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Cassini Weekly Significant Events for 09/06/01 - 09/12/01

The most recent spacecraft telemetry was acquired from the Goldstone tracking station on Saturday, September 8. The Cassini spacecraft is in an excellent state of health and is operating normally. Information on the spacecraft's position and speed can be viewed on the "Present Position" web page, http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/cassini/english/where/.

The next scheduled tracking pass is Friday, September 14. The rather long gap between passes is indicative of the fact that Cassini is now in a quiescent cruise phase, and was not influenced by the other events of the week.

Recent spacecraft activities include initiation of the C28 sequence on board the spacecraft, the beginning of a detailed solar wind study by the Cassini Plasma Spectrometer, and a Radio and Plasma Wave Science High Frequency Receiver calibration. Real-time commands were uplinked to the spacecraft to power off the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer and turn on the replacement and remote sensing pallet heaters.

Cassini is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages the Cassini mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C.

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