Stardust Status Report
April 26, 2002
This past week, there were no Deep Space Network (DSN) tracking
passes with the Stardust spacecraft.
The Comet Wild 2 Encounter Fault Tree kickoff meeting was held to determine
potential faults that would prevent a successful encounter. During the
next two months these faults will be analyzed for creditability and
criticality, and the team will assess how to mitigate their impact.
The Stardust Project, Mission and Flight System Managers participated in
the 2-day NASA Discovery Program Workshop. A wide range of issues were
covered including lessons learned shared with projects preparing to launch,
ITAR, the phasing out of Delta II launch vehicles, project accounting and
reporting practices and open discussions between the Program and Project
The Stardust Outreach team provided Stardust Project status and led
training activities for NASA Solar System Educators in the area of
interactions with the news media.
For more information on the Stardust mission - the first ever
comet sample return mission - please visit the Stardust home page: