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STARDUST Status Report

April 14, 2000

There were two Deep Space Network (DSN) tracking passes during the past week. All subsystems onboard the spacecraft are performing normally. Interstellar dust collection is continuing and the grid collection angle was updated to keep the grid perpendicular to the interstellar dust stream.

Flight sequence SC017 was successfully transmitted to the spacecraft and will go active on April 24.

The STARDUST Project management, including Education and Public Outreach (E/PO), participated in the 3 day NASA Discovery Office Workshop to explain the roles and responsibilities of the NASA Discovery Office, to review all Discovery projects, and to review lessons learned for development, operations and E/PO.

A presentation was made to the California State University of Northridge Department of Physics and Astronomy about comets in general and the STARDUST Project.

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

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