25 Oct 2002
(Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Genesis Mission Status Update
October 25, 2002
All systems on Genesis are functioning properly. The solar wind samples collected in the past week included some from days when the wind was the high-speed type that comes from coronal holes.
Don Sweetnam has been appointed Genesis project manager, succeeding Chet Sasaki. Ed Hirst succeeds Sweetnam as acting mission manager. Donna Bradford is temporary project secretary, succeeding Nancy Cuevas. Pete Young has been named financial resource manager for Genesis. Sasaki and Bradford have moved on to Kepler, another mission of NASA's Discovery program.
The flight team is preparing to upload to the spacecraft a software patch that will increase the number of temperature-sensor readings by the sample return capsule's avionics unit.