JPL breaks Cruise science into sections/subphases to help planning run a
bit smoother. Also, by breaking
planning into smaller pieces, it is easier to think about the science
and to plan the sequences.
Sequences C13 - C16 (March 15, 1999 - Nov. 7, 1999)
This subphase includes the Venus 2 swing-by, Earth swing-by, as well as
a period when Cassini is pointed at earth.
Sequences C17 - C19 (Nov. 8, 1999 - May 7, 2000)
This subphase is called the HGA-Transition Subphase. During this
time, the High Gain Antenna will be pointed towards earth.
Also included during this phase will be a flight
software load and check-out.
C20 - C22 Timelines (May 6, 2000 - October 5, 2000)
The name of this subphase is Instrument Checkout 2. During part of this
subphase, the High Gain Antenna will be pointed towards earth.
Pointing past this initial period has been assign according to a five day
repeating template. This pointing was defined during Jupiter subphase
planning. During this phase we will aslo be checking out our new flight