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.
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comet sample return mission - please visit the STARDUST home page: