Status Report

Genesis Mission Status Update December 20, 2002

By SpaceRef Editor
December 27, 2002
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The Genesis spacecraft continues its mission collecting solar
wind material expelled from the Sun. Telemetry from the spacecraft
indicates that it is spinning at a rate of 1.602 rotations per
minute and in overall good health.

On Dec. 18, a minor setting change in the flight software was
transmitted up to the spacecraft. This setting change decreased the
spacecraft’s sample concentrator grid maximum voltage from 2060 volts
to 1980 volts. The Genesis science team is confident this
configuration change will decrease the frequency and duration of
voltage sags that occur in the spacecraft’s concentrator grid.

SpaceRef staff editor.