Cassini Significant Event Report

For Week Ending 02/26/99

Spacecraft Status:

The most recent spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on
Thursday, 02/25, over the Goldstone tracking station. The Cassini
spacecraft is in an excellent state of health and is operating nominally. The speed of the spacecraft can be viewed on the "Where is Cassini Now?" web page (

Spacecraft Activity Summary:

On Tuesday, 02/23, the Solid State Recorder (SSR-B) record and playback
pointers were reset as planned.

Upcoming events:

Activities scheduled for the week of 02/26-03/04 include copying the
instrument checkout versions of the instrument flight software from the
non-default to the default partitions of the SSR and setting the SSR
equivalent/non-equivalent bit to equivalent.

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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