Operation оf NASAs Cassini Spacecraft Suspended

Operation of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft suspended on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, after a series of voltage shifts on the spacecraft. The instrument has additional capacitors in the power lines for noise reduction. Engineers worried that one or more of these capacitors may have short-circuited, which would cause the voltage to shift and explain the observed changes. Although the instrument was operating properly, engineers decided to turn it off until analysis is completed,which will give an opportunity to better understand the cause of the issue.According to scientists the suspension of the plasma spectrometer operations doesn’t affect to other science data gathering or navigation.

source:www.nasa.gov