Status Report

NASA Stardust Status Report January 30, 2004

By SpaceRef Editor
January 31, 2004
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NASA Stardust Status Report January 30, 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 after its close encounter of the cometary kind back on January 2.

The Stardust team is preparing for a deep space maneuver that will occur
next week.

This past week, a science team teleconference was held that included both
US and foreign science team members. The focus was to complete data
analyses that will be presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science
Conference in March.

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.