Status Report

NASA Stardust Status Report February 6, 2004

By SpaceRef Editor
February 7, 2004
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NASA Stardust Status Report February 6, 2004

The Stardust team had daily communications with the spacecraft in the past
week. Telemetry relayed from the spacecraft indicates it remains in very
good shape.

This past week, Deep Space Maneuver #4 was successfully performed. The
maneuver utilized the same mode that will be used for Earth return in
January 2006. During the burn, all solar array segments were verified to
be working properly, indicating that no damage occurred while inside the
coma of Comet Wild 2.

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:

SpaceRef staff editor.