Agenda --- annex 1
List of Participants --- annex 2
After V. Domingo's welcome address, A. Poland had the pleasure to inform the SWT that NASA had been selected by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) to receive the Honorary Group Diploma in Astronautics for 1997. The citation accompanying the Diploma reads:
``For their successful launch of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), which is providing scientists the first long-term, uninterrupted view of the Sun.''Congratulatory letters by Daniel S. Goldin and Wesley T. Huntress are attached in annex 3.
K.-P.Wenzel had some more good news. He informed the SWT that Cassini/Huygens was successfully launched on 15 October at 4:43 EDT, to the great relief of both NASA and ESA. Cassini/Huygens will arrive at Saturn in 2004 after a 7 years journey through the solar system, including several gravity assists. As of 17 October, the status of the Cassini spacecraft is excellent and the mission is proceeding nominally as planned.
Action 23-1: closed
on PIs to respond immediately to Alan Title (firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding the NASA Senior Science Review proposal (with cc to Art).