Stardust Status Report
27 Nov 2002
(Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
The Stardust flight team had two periods of contact (Wednesday, November 20, and Friday, November 22) with the spacecraft during the past week using the antennas of the Deep Space Network.
During the first contact on November 20, the flight team performed some preventative maintenance. A software patch was successfully uploaded to correct what the team considered a potential minor problem in the operating system software. Although this problem has not been seen during the flight the Stardust team felt it could possibly manifest itself upon a reboot of the spacecraft's flight computer.
Telemetry received from Stardust during both of this week's contacts indicated all the spacecraft's systems and instruments were operating properly. Collection of interstellar dust continues.
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