Saturday, April 02, 2005

Cassini Significant Events for 03/24/05 - 03/30/05

JPL has released the weekly Cassini Status report. Perhaps the most significant news in this report is the item on the "Tethys tweak", mentioned here last week. This week, the tweak was approved. This change means that Cassini's 33,000 km of Tethys on September 24 is now a 1500 km targeted encounter. In addition, the 1000 km targeted encounter of Hyperion on that orbit is now at 500 km. This is great news though it comes at the cost of a RADAR observation of Saturn's atmosphere.


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