Cassini Significant Event Report

For Week Ending 06/04/99

Spacecraft Status:

The most recent spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on
Thursday, 06/03, over the Canberra tracking station. The Cassini
spacecraft is in an excellent state of health and is operating normally.
The decision has been made not to perform a final pre-Venus trajectory
correction maneuver because the previous maneuver performed on May 18 was
so accurate that no further correction is needed. The speed of the spacecraft can be viewed on the "Where is Cassini Now?" web page (

Solid State Recorder (SSR-B) record and playback pointers were reset on
Friday, 05/28, and again on Thursday, 06/03.

Upcoming events:

Activities scheduled for the week of 06/04 - 06/10 include Flight Software
Partition Maintenance on 06/08, and an SSR Pointer Reset on 06/09.

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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