Status Report

Genesis Mission Status Update August 8, 2003

By SpaceRef Editor
August 11, 2003
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Genesis Mission Status Update August 8, 2003

T-plus two years since launch! The Genesis spacecraft continues its mission
collecting solar wind material expelled from the Sun. Telemetry from the
Genesis spacecraft indicates that all spacecraft subsystems are reporting
nominal operation.

Recent solar activity has called for lower than usual array activity. The
"high solar speed" collector array to be deployed 79% of the time, and the
E-Array, which handles coronal mass ejections, was unshaded for the remaining
21% of the time.

Genesis Vital Statistics:

  • 731 days since launch
  • 239 days to planned completion of solar particle collection.
  • 396 days to Genesis return to Earth.

SpaceRef staff editor.