8 Aug 2003
(Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Genesis Mission Status Update
August 8, 2003
T-plus two years since launch! The Genesis spacecraft continues its mission collecting solar wind material expelled from the Sun. Telemetry from the Genesis spacecraft indicates that all spacecraft subsystems are reporting nominal operation.
Recent solar activity has called for lower than usual array activity. The "high solar speed" collector array to be deployed 79% of the time, and the E-Array, which handles coronal mass ejections, was unshaded for the remaining 21% of the time.
Genesis Vital Statistics:
- 731 days since launch
- 239 days to planned completion of solar particle collection.
- 396 days to Genesis return to Earth.