Cassini Significant Event Report

For Week Ending 11/13/98

Spacecraft Status:

The most recent Spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on Monday,
11/09, over the Goldstone tracking station. The Cassini spacecraft is in
an excellent state of health and is executing the Cruise 10 sequence
normally. The speed of the spacecraft can be viewed on the
"Where is Cassini Now?"
web page (

Spacecraft Activity Summary:

On Friday, 11/06, routine maintenance was performed on the Solid State
Recorder (SSR-B) flight software partitions.

On Saturday, 11/07, Part 1 of the Cruise 11 sequence was successfully
uplinked to the spacecraft.

On Monday, 11/09, a housekeeping activity was performed which reads out a
set of AACS Attitude Estimator measurements not available in regular
engineering telemetry, and the Solid State Recorder (SSR-B) record and
playback pointers were reset

Upcoming events:

Activities scheduled for the week of 11/13-11/19 include initiation of the
C11 sequence, SSR Pointer Reset on 11/15, and update active to Spacecraft
Vector on 11/18. Ranging passes will occur on 11/13 and 11/15.

Additional information about Cassini-Huygens is online at

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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