4 Apr 2003
(Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Stardust Status Report April 4, 2003
This past week, the Stardust flight team used the antennas of JPL's Deep Space Network on four occasions. Data relayed from the spacecraft during these contact indicated Stardust is healthy and all subsystems continue to run normally.
Four Star Camera images were taken and sent to the ground to determine the performance of the Star Camera. The performance evaluation is expected to be completed next week.
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: http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/scnow.html
For more information on the Stardust mission -- the first ever comet sample-return mission -- please visit the Stardust home page: http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov.