113: Belt and suspenders spacecraft with Julie Webster

Cassini’s spacecraft operations team manager, Julie Webster, stops by the show to reflect on Cassini. We chat about the time Cassini dove through Titan’s atmosphere, how Julie monitored thousands of channels of telemetry at once, and how she’s happy that she doesn’t have to spend her time thinking through worst-case scenarios (or “awfulizing”) now that the spacecraft is no more.

Cassini’s spacecraft operations team manager, Julie Webster, stops by the show to reflect on Cassini. We chat about the time Cassini dove through Titan’s atmosphere, how Julie monitored thousands of channels of telemetry at once, and how she’s happy that she doesn’t have to spend her time thinking through worst-case scenarios (or “awfulizing”) now that the spacecraft is no more.

Julie's view of her desktop while she was monitoring Cassini's telemetry. Credit: Julie Webster

Julie's view of her desktop while she was monitoring Cassini's telemetry.

Credit: Julie Webster

Cassini's loss of signal, as described by Julie on the show. Credit: Julie Webster

Cassini's loss of signal, as described by Julie on the show.

Credit: Julie Webster