The Cassini spacecraft is being developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to orbit and explore the planet Saturn, its rings, and satellites. Cassini will be launched on a Titan IV and boosted out of Earth orbit by a Centaur. This paper discusses the development of Cassini acoustic criteria using Titan IV flight data. Factors affecting the development of Cassini acoustic criteria using corrected Titan IV flight data1 include the statistical methods used to account for spatial and flight-to-flight variations, the use of maximax spectra, data corrections for acoustic pressure increases near the payload fairing surfaces, and corrections for payload fill factor effects. Separate acoustic criteria were developed for the two launch sites.

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