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Significant Event Report for Week Ending 10/2/1998

Cassini Significant Event Report

For Week Ending 10/02/98

Spacecraft Status:

The most recent Spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on Monday,
09/28, over Madrid. The Cassini spacecraft is in an excellent state of
health and is executing the C10 sequence nominally. 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)

Spacecraft Activity Summary:

On Sunday, 09/27, three activities took place. A housekeeping activity was
performed which reads out a set of AACS Attitude Estimator (ATE)
measurements not available in regular engineering telemetry. This was
followed by the clearing of AACS High Watermarks and routine maintenance
performed on the SSR flight software partitions.

On Wednesday, 09/30, the Solid State Recorder (SSR) record and playback
pointers were reset.

Upcoming events:

Activities scheduled for the week of 10/02 - 10/08 include:

Ranging passes on 10/04, AACS ATE MRO on 10/05, CDS FSW Patch, Uplink of
SAF Alt Mode Table, Clear AACS High Watermark, and SSR Pointer Reset all
on 10/07.

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.

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