Friday, March 25, 2005

Cassini Significant Events for 03/17/05 - 03/23/05

The Cassini update for this week. Find out what the spacecraft did this week. One interesting note that even I did not know and I applaud is that the Mission Planning team is considering lowering the close approach distance to Tethys for the September 24 distant flyby, currently slated to have a distance of 33,000 km. This would be a significant boon to Tethys science, but may impact support teams who have to deliver a new reference trajectory as well as Saturn atmospheric observations. This update mentions a number of meetings on this issue but no resolution is mentioned. Here's hoping it is approved!

Solar System Simulator has a view of Tethys an hour or so before C/A on September 24.


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