Cassini Significant Event Report
For Week Ending 12/02/99
The most recent spacecraft telemetry data was acquired from the Goldstone
tracking station on Tuesday, 11/30. The Cassini spacecraft is in an
excellent state of health and is operating normally. Regularly scheduled
Solid State Recorder (SSR) maintenance activities occurred this week on
board the Spacecraft. 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)
Cassini Outreach participated in interviews for selecting the new Solar
System Ambassador Coordinator. The Solar System Ambassador Coordinator will
work with over 140 Solar System Ambassadors scattered around the country.
The Ambassadors make presentations to the public about our solar system
exploration program. The coordinator arranges training for them, supplies
materials for them to use/distribute as appropriate, and other program
The Tour Science Planning Process Operations Concept was presented for
baselining at this week's Cassini Design Team Meeting.
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.