Stardust Status Report
February 1, 2002
There were two Deep Space Network tracking passes in the past week and
all subsystems are normal. Stardust is currently 2.66 AU
(247 million miles or 397 million miles) from the Sun.
Telemetry and navigation tracking verified that Deep Space Maneuver
#2 was performed flawlessly.
The Stardust Outreach team presented its Education and Public
Opportunity Wild 2 Encounter Plan to the JPL Solar System Leadership
Council. This plan included interactions with the armada of other
missions having critical events during late 2003 and early 2004 and
included planned events during the spacecraft encounter.
The Outreach team and the the Stardust Principal Investigator,
Don Brownlee, conducted a virtual training session on comets and
astrobiology to the 17 Solar System Educator's participating in the program.
For more information on the Stardust mission - the first ever
comet sample return mission - please visit the Stardust home page: