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Stardust Status Report

November 8, 2002

Stardust successfully flew past asteroid Annefrank, taking more than 70 images and testing the operations to be used during the primary encounter at Comet Wild 2 in about 14 months. The testing was an overwhelming success Details on the encounter are available here:

The spacecraft is operating in good health. The flight team had seven periods of radio contact with it through the antennas of the Deep Space Network.

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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