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Grand Finale prep [20170306|22:22]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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[Deliberately low-resolution screenshot of my desktop with the short form of one of the design runs.]

Today I submitted, for my line manager's scrutiny, the final set of pointing designs that I will ever do for the Cassini spacecraft. These commands will execute in late August/early September.

Pointing design has been one of my favourite instrument operations tasks for ten years. I am quite sad that it's leaving my repertoire.

(I would be going off to have a whisky now, but since the toddler came home today after four explody nappies due to a gastrointestinal bug that's doing the rounds at nursery, I will instead be trying to get some other work done as he's banned from the nursery for 48 hours. And thus is melancholy tempered by necessity.)

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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2017-03-07 09:53 (UTC)
Pourin' one out.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2017-03-07 10:01 (UTC)
*nods* Respect.
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[User Picture]From: pheloniusfriar
2017-03-10 18:24 (UTC)
Cassini??? That is so cool! A mission that has definitely changed the way we see our solar system and ourselves. It will be sad to see it go, but it has been an amazing run.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2017-03-13 21:28 (UTC)
So it has. And there's still some amazing science to come (probing the dynamo from very close up indeed), right to the end.
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