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STARDUST Status Report

December 29, 2000

The STARDUST spacecraft and its subsystems continue to operate normally. The navigation camera's heating cycle #2 was completed and the CCD and mirror motor heaters were turned off.

Earth Gravity Assist occurs on Jan 15, 2001, at about 11:15 Universal time, about 3:15 a.m. Pacific time.

The Stardust website is getting a new look! Final updates to the web site ( are being completed and will be on-line soon.

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

Last Updated: November 26, 2003
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