Status Report

NASA Stardust Status Report March 26, 2004

By SpaceRef Editor
March 26, 2004
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NASA Stardust Status Report March 26, 2004

The Stardust spacecraft remains in excellent condition as its
post-encounter trajectory carries it through the solar system’s main
asteroid belt.

The Stardust team recently released three new images of comet Wild 2. These
images depict surface and jet details that have never been seen before.

The Stardust project was presented an award from the Boy Scouts of America
San Gabriel Valley Council for the successful Wild 2 encounter and to
commemorate the Council’s highlighting of Stardust during the National
Jamboree. The ceremony was held during a talk by Stardust project manager
for the JPL Office of Communication and Education von Karman Lecture Series.

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.