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Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1726)

Carolina Martinez
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
(Phone: 818/354-9382)

May 27, 2004
Spacecraft Prepares To Ring Saturn
NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) officials will discuss the Cassini-Huygens Saturn mission at a press briefing next Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT. The briefing is in the NASA Headquarters auditorium, 300 E Street SW, Washington.

Panelists will discuss the mission, and the challenging maneuver to place the spacecraft in orbit around Saturn. Panelists:

– – Dr. Ed Weiler, NASA's Associate Administrator for Space Science, Washington.
– – Orlando Figueroa, Director, Solar System Exploration Division, NASA Headquarters.
– – Dr. Charles Elachi, Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Team Leader for the Cassini Radar Instrument, Pasadena, Calif.
– –Robert Mitchell, JPL Cassini Program Manager.
– –Dr. Jean-Pierre Lebreton, ESA Huygens Probe Project Manager.

NASA TV will carry the briefing live available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz; with two-way question-and-answer capability from participating NASA centers. For listen-only service call: 321/867-1220/1240/1260. The briefing will be webcast live at:

For information about the Cassini mission on the Internet, visit:


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