Stardust Status Report
February 28, 2003
This past week, the Stardust flight team used the antennas of JPL's Deep
Space Network on two occasions. Data relayed from the spacecraft during
the two contacts indicated Stardust is healthy and all subsystems continue to
The Stardust spacecraft will transmit its images stored in the spacecraft's
memory of the Pleiades star cluster the first week of March. These Pleiades
images were taken by Stardust's navigation camera and will be used to
evaluate performance of the spacecraft camera's periscope.
Information on the present position and orbits of the Stardust spacecraft
and Comet Wild 2 may be found on the "Where Is Stardust Right Now?"
web page located at:
For more information on the Stardust mission -- the first ever comet
sample return mission -- please visit the Stardust home page: