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This date in history
Space shuttle Columbia launches on the STS-52 mission on October 22, 1992 carrying the LAGEOS laser ball and package of microgravity research experiments. (2min 59sec file)
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Flyby timeline
BY WILLIAM HARWOOD
STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS "SPACE PLACE" & USED WITH PERMISSION
Posted: October 26, 2004

TIME (EDT)..IMAGES....RESOLUTION (miles/pixel)
............NAC/WAC...NAC/WAC.....EVENT/OBSERVATION TYPE

10/25
02:30 p.m.........................Begin approach observations
01:14 p.m.........................Begin medium resolution observations

10/26
07:44 a.m.........................Begin high resolution observations
10:56 a.m.........................Transition to thruster control
11:17 a.m.........................Turn HGA toward Titan
11:29 a.m.........................Begin inbound RADAR scatterometry
11:59 a.m.........................Turn cameras back to Titan
12:32 p.m.........................Turn INMS/HGA to Titan ram direction
12:38 p.m.........................Begin INMS atmospheric collection
12:44 p.m.........................Titan closest approach
12:44 p.m.........................Begin high-res RADAR/SAR imaging
12:50 p.m.........................Begin low-res RADAR/SAR imaging
01:00 p.m.........................Begin RADAR altimetry
01:14 p.m.........................Begin outbound RADAR scatterometry
01:59 p.m.........................Transition to reaction wheel control
02:07 p.m.........................Ascending ring plane crossing
02:23 p.m.........................Begin RADAR radiometry
09:15 p.m.........................Turn to Earthline
09:40 p.m.........................Begin A5 data playback (CRITICAL)
09:41 p.m...10/00.....1.7/16.8....ISS: Low resolution
09:43 p.m...00/14.....1.3/13......ISS
10:10 p.m...63/06.....1.2/11.8....ISS
10:25 p.m...00/07.....0.87/8.7....ISS
11:15 p.m...12/36.....0.37/3.7....ISS: Medium resolution

10/27
12:23 a.m...87/01.....0.25/2.5....ISS: Regional map
12:51 a.m...87/01.....0.13/1.3....ISS: High resolution
01:44 a.m.........................Begin A4 playback science/engineering
01:56 a.m.........................Begin B4 playback
02:28 a.m...23/23.....0.11/1.1....ISS: RADRCS
02:32 a.m.........................ISS: Waypoint turn
02:40 a.m...18/29.....17'/755'....ISS: Highest resolution (17 ft/pixel)
05:04 a.m...32/43.....0.62/6.2....ISS: Ultraviolet
05:29 a.m.........................Begin B4 playback science/engineering
05:30 a.m.........................Begin A5 data playback (CRITICAL)
05:31 a.m.........................Resume B4 playback
05:22 a.m.........................END TA playback
07:33 a.m.........................Saturn closest approach
05:13 p.m.........................Descending ring plane crossing

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