Status Report

Stardust Status Report July 5, 2002

By SpaceRef Editor
July 5, 2002
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There was one Deep Space Network (DSN) tracking pass this past week on
Friday, June 28, and all subsystems are performing normally.

Work continues on the Comet Wild 2 encounter Fault Tree analysis in
preparations for the Critical Event Readiness Review (CERR).

A Camera Mirror rate rotation test has been developed, and will be
run on the spacecraft this month. During the Comet Wild 2
flyby the mirror will be commanded at very slow rates during the
early portion of the nucleus tracking.

The re-scheduled Contour launch, successfully on its way Tuesday
night, will usurp the STARDUST DSN track on Saturday, July 6. The
missing data will be re-transmitted during the Tuesday, July 9 DSN
track. The STARDUST team welcomes the new Discovery mission to

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

SpaceRef staff editor.