Status Report

Genesis Mission Status Update August 28, 2002

By SpaceRef Editor
August 28, 2002
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Genesis continues to collect solar particles. During an energetic
particle event on Aug. 24, more bright objects than normal were
identified in the star tracker, with no ill effect.

On Aug. 28, the flight team identified a problem with a memory
chip in one of the spacecraft’s memory modules. Initial indications
are that the chip, which is an electronically erasable programmable
read-only memory, has one corrupt bit. The team dealt successfully
with a similar situation about seven months ago, when a corrupt bit
was identified in a chip in a different memory module and a
software patch was transmitted to the spacecraft to bypass the bad
bit. Engineers are in the process of determining the exact location
of the newly detected corruption.

SpaceRef staff editor.