Stardust Status Report
October 4, 2002
Stardust had two periods of radio contact through JPL's Deep Space
Network this week. The spacecraft is in good health and continuing to
collect interstellar particles.
Playback of images taken by the Navigation Camera on September 3 has
not yet been completed because of the large amount of image data and
the low data replay rate.
The Spacecraft Test Laboratory is continuing to test a patch for
Stardust's nucleus-tracking flight software.
An education and public-outreach representative for the mission presented
a paper September 27 at the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement
of Chicanos and Native Americans.
For more information on the Stardust mission - the first ever
comet sample return mission - please visit the Stardust home page: