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NASA Cassini Significant Events 01/27/10 - 02/02/10

Status Report From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Sunday, February 7, 2010

image The most recent spacecraft telemetry was acquired on Feb. 1 from the Deep Space Network tracking complex at Madrid, Spain. The Cassini spacecraft is in an excellent state of health and all subsystems are operating normally. Information on the present position and speed of the Cassini spacecraft may be found on the "Present Position" page at: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/presentposition/.

Wednesday, Jan. 27 (DOY 027)

A Sun Sensor Assembly (SSA) checkout was performed during the rolling downlink pass on DOY 027-028. The checkout showed that both SSAs are performing properly, and SSA-B - the redundant backup unit - was powered off via real-time command at 2010-028T02:34:44 SCET.

An image of Tethys coming out from behind Titan was Astronomy Picture of the Day today. The image can be found at:
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100127.html

Today Imaging Science (ISS) observed Prometheus as the spacecraft passed within 33,000 km of the tiny moon that helps shape Saturn

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