STARDUST Status Report
September 22, 2000
There were two Deep Space Network (DSN) tracking passes during the
past week. All subsystems onboard the spacecraft are performing
The two DSN passes, both on Wednesday September 20, were used to return
the remaining Navigation Camera (NavCam) images that were taken on
September 12. The five images are being analyzed to determine if any
performance improvement resulted from last month's week long CCD heater test.
Plans are being considered for additional NavCam calibration images and
possibly another heater test.
The next Trajectory Correction Maneuver (TCM-4) is scheduled for
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comet sample return mission - please visit the STARDUST home page: