20 Dec 2002
(Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Genesis Mission Status Update
December 20, 2002
The Genesis spacecraft continues its mission collecting solar wind material expelled from the Sun. Telemetry from the spacecraft indicates that it is spinning at a rate of 1.602 rotations per minute and in overall good health.
On Dec. 18, a minor setting change in the flight software was transmitted up to the spacecraft. This setting change decreased the spacecraft's sample concentrator grid maximum voltage from 2060 volts to 1980 volts. The Genesis science team is confident this configuration change will decrease the frequency and duration of voltage sags that occur in the spacecraft's concentrator grid.