Status Report

Stardust Status Report 18 Jan 2002

By SpaceRef Editor
January 18, 2002
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There were two Deep Space Network tracking passes during the past week
and all subsystems are normal. Stardust is 2.64 AU (over 245 million
miles or 395 million kilometers) from the Sun. Preparations for Deep
Space Maneuver 2 were completed. The command files for the
2.65-meter-per-second (about 6-mile-per-hour) maneuver were successfully
transmitted to the spacecraft, and the maneuver will be performed
later today. The results of the maneuver will be presented next week.

For more information on the Stardust mission — the first ever
comet sample return mission — please visit the Stardust home page:

SpaceRef staff editor.