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Significant Event Report for Week Ending 7/16/1999

Cassini Significant Event Report

For Week Ending 07/16/99

Spacecraft Status:

The most recent spacecraft status is from the DSN tracking pass on
Thursday, 07/15, over the Canberra 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 (http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/operations/present-position.cfm)

On Saturday, 07/10, the Cruise 14 background sequence deregistered normaly
on board the spacecraft, as expected.

On Sunday, 07/11, the Cruise 15 sequence began execution.

Upcoming events for the period of 07/16 - 07/22 include:

Update of AACS Parameters on 07/16 in preparation for TCM-10, SSR Pointer
Reset and Flight Software Partition Maintenance on 07/17, uplink of the
TCM-10 sequence on 07/18, TCM-10 executes, data playback is performed,
and High Water Marks are cleared on 07/19, and SSR Pointer Reset and
VIMS decontamination heaters turned on (24 hour duration) on 07/22.

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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