17 Sep 2003
(Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Cassini Significant Events for 09/11/03 - 09/17/03
The most recent spacecraft telemetry was acquired from the Madrid tracking station on Wednesday, September 17. The Cassini spacecraft is in an excellent state of health and is operating normally. Information on the present position and speed of the Cassini spacecraft may be found on the "Present Position" web page located at http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/operations/present-position.cfm .
On-board activities this week included uplink of a Magnetospheric Imaging Instrument flight software mini sequence and flight software checkout, a Radio Science Subsystem (RSS) Ultrastable Oscillator test, RSS Periodic Instrument Maintenance, boresight calibration, pattern calibration, and quiet test, and a probe checkout.
Delivery Coordination Meetings were held for E-Kernel generation software, Mission Sequence Subsystem D9.1.1, and the electronic command request form V1.0.
Official port 2 delivery was completed as part of the Science Operations Plan implementation process for tour sequences S01, S02, S03, and S04. A kickoff meeting was held for the Science Planning Team process for cruise sequence C43.
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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