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STARDUST Status Report

May 1, 1998

Ken Atkins
STARDUST Project Manager

Assembly, Test, and Launch Operations activities this week continued installation & testing of the Command and Data Handling unit, the Dust Flux Monitor sensor, the Medium Gain Antenna, the first Inertial Measurement Unit , and continuing interface work on the Navigation Camera. The Sample Return Capsule spin balance testing was initiated and will continue through next week.

The project announced a second opportunity for the public to participate in the Stardust mission through its program to collect names that will be inscribed on a microchip and flown on a round-trip to comet Wild 2 onboard the Stardust Sample Return Capsule. The name collection home page is at:

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