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Cassini Realtime Operations

Presented by David Doody
Flight Operations Lead, Cassini Mission Support & Services Office

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Thursday, July 20 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.
Friday, July 21 The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. PDT and run for approximately an hour.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

Have a look behind the scenes as Cassini Mission Controllers send commands to the distant robot spacecraft. The audience is invited for a virtual visit to Cassini real-time operations. Orbiting Saturn nearly a billion miles from here, "real time" for Cassini is almost an hour and a half away, given speed-of-light radio transmissions. Controllers work closely with the worldwide Deep Space Network, communicating with Cassini daily, and occasionally carrying out special experiments for the Radio Science team. We'll have a look at some of the latest results from the amazing Saturnian system, while discussing how the busy spacecraft obtains them, and transports them intact back to Earth. This presentation makes it clear how cutting-edge successes deep in our solar system have become the daily routine in JPL's Space Flight Operations Facility.

To learn more about the Cassini Mission to Saturn, click here.

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