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STARDUST Status Report

May 12, 2000

Preparations continue for Trajectory Correction Maneuver 3 (TCM 3) to be performed on May 24. A sequence has been developed to take 29 images of the bright star Vega through various filters on the Navigation Camera, with and without the calibration lamp on. These images will be taken on May 25.

The Principal Investigator, Don Brownlee, participated in a Young Astronauts Workshop in Seattle, Washington. The Project Manager, Ken Atkins, and Outreach Manager, Aimee Whalen, participated in the Low Cost Mission Conference at the Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. The Flight Director, Tom Duxbury, participated in the European Geophysical Society XXV General Assembly in Nice, France. All three activities highlighted the STARDUST Project for its relevance to planetary science, low cost missions and outreach focuses.

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

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