Status Report

Stardust Status Report 30 June 2000

By SpaceRef Editor
June 30, 2000
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There was one Deep Space Network (DSN) tracking pass during the past
week for STARDUST cruise activity. All subsystems onboard the spacecraft
are performing normally.

A Dust Flux Instrument Meeting was held at the University of Chicago
on 22-23 June. Agreement was reached on the operational use of the
instrument, particularly at encounter, and the running of one more test
this coming August.

The next Navigation Camera sequence is being planned for the period
July 28 to August 1. The CCD heaters will be turned on and monitored
with periodic calibration lamp images taken.

The STARDUST Outreach team made presentations at the NASA Educators
Workshop in Pomona where the focus was on Native American communities,
and also to the NASA Small Bodies Mission Workshop during the VITS,
NASA Goddard Educators Workshop.

In Technology Transfer, and MOU was signed between JPL and Havard
University School of Architecture. Harvard will explore potential
architectural use and design of gradient aerogel.

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

SpaceRef staff editor.