News | November 19, 1998
Significant Event Report for Week Ending 11/20/1998
Cassini Significant Event Report
For Week Ending 11/20/98
The most recent Spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on
Wednesday, 11/18, over the Goldstone tracking station. The Cassini
spacecraft is in an excellent state of health and is executing the Cruise
11 sequence 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).
Spacecraft Activity Summary:
On Sunday, 11/15, the Solid State Recorder (SSR-B) record and playback
pointers were reset as the last activity in the C10 sequence.
On Wednesday, 11/18, an update to the Active Spacecraft IVP (Inertial
Vector Propagator) Vector was made in preparation for the Deep Space
Maneuver (DSM) which occurs on Dec 2 (Dec 3 UTC).
Activities scheduled for the week of 11/20-11/26 include: Solid State
Recorder Flight Software Partition Maintenance on 11/20, SSR Pointer Reset
on 11/21, Installation of the Science & Engineering Record (S&ER) 3
telemetry mode into the CDS in preparation for the Instrument Checkout in
January, Accelerometer Calibration, and AACS High Watermark Clear on
11/22, a window for possible Accelerometer Bias Parameter Update on 11/23,
and AACS Parameter Update prior to the DSM on 11/25.
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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