CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

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Summer is Coming!
05-21-2013  21:22:08

1. Has anyone sorted out why the hexagon persists? and are there any similar features on other gas giants?
2. How far ahead is Cassini's orbit plotted? and how (and how often) is an adjustment made to the trajectory? It is mostly empty space, but it must be an amazingly complex calculation to make sure you don't hit anything, yet still swing close to your targets.