Cassini Significant Event Report

For Week Ending 06/11/99

Spacecraft Status:

The most recent spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on
Thursday, 06/10, over the Goldstone tracking station. The Cassini
spacecraft is in an excellent state of health and is operating normally. The speed of the spacecraft can be viewed on the "Where is Cassini Now?" web page (

Flight Software Partition Maintenance was performed on Tuesday, 06/08.

Solid State Recorder (SSR-B) record and playback pointers were reset on
Wednesday, 06/09.

Upcoming events:

Activities scheduled for the week of 06/11 - 06/17 include setting the
Command Loss Timer value to 3 days and performing the Bail and Engine
Gimbal Actuator portions of Periodic Engineering Maintenance on 06/14, an
SSR Pointer Reset on 06/15, and update of the Active Spacecraft Vector
with polynomial and a High Water Mark clear on 06/16.

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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