Stardust Status Report
September 19, 2003
There was one Deep Space Network (DSN) tracking pass in the past week.
Telemetry relayed from the spacecraft indicates it is healthy and all
subsystems continue to operate normally.
The implementation of Comet Wild 2 encounter sequence test cases has
started in the Spacecraft Test Laboratory (STL). The test
cases cover various fault protection scenarios.
The Stardust Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) team participated
in the NASA-wide Office Of Space Science Forum to coordinate NASA
missions and NASA Center themes. The Stardust Principal Investigator,
Don Brownlee, spoke to a group of 700 educators at the Challenger
Space Center in Peoria, Arizona as part of the Smithsonian National
Education and Museum Studies Program.
Information on the present position and orbits of the Stardust spacecraft
and Comet Wild 2 may be found on the "Where Is Stardust Right Now?"
web page located at:
For more information on the Stardust mission -- the first ever comet
sample return mission -- please visit the Stardust home page: