Historical record: NASA is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its Cassini mission to the planet Saturn. To support the EIS, the Cassini Project office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has compiled three volumnes of technical information on the Cassini Program:
- The executive summary provides an overview of Volumes 1, 2 and 3.
- Volume 1 describes the baseline program, including spacecraft launch vehicle, and mission design.
- Volume 2 assesses potential alternative mission and spacecraft power designs.
- Volume 3 assesses the probability of inadvertant spacecraft reentry into Earth's atmosphere after injection into an Earth-escape trajectory and describes the strategies used by the project to minimize that probability.