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Rev 140 - Oct 28-Nov 20, 2010 - Titan T73, Most of this orbit lost to a safing event
Floyd
post Nov 8 2010, 12:13 AM
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For those who do not know that Cassini went into safe mode on Nov 4, here is a link to an article in Wired. There seem to be a little bit more information in this article than from the Cassini status report.

"But the Cassini team will probably elect to leave the orbiter in safe mode until the next scheduled data-collecting sequence begins on Nov. 24, Michell added. Engineers will need to reset a lot of values in Cassini’s software by hand, such as indicators for which instruments are on and how much power is being used."
“There’s a lot of housecleaning to be done,” Mitchell said. “Rather than risk another safing event, or do damage, my preference is to take it careful.”

It appears we will loose the rest of Rev-140, including the T73 Nov 11 flyby. In the big picture--this is a little hiccup.


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