Re: Stardust Jan 15 flyby info

From: Jim (kj5tf@madisoncounty.net)
Date: Fri Dec 15 2000 - 09:14:02 PST

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    6000km?  Ok, what part of Earth will be favored by this event?
    
    Jim
    Kingston, Arkansas
    
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    From: "Robert G Fenske Jr" <fenske@rgfpc.electro.swri.edu>
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    Subject: Stardust Jan 15 flyby info
    
    
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    > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    >
    >                        STARDUST Status Report
    >                          December 15, 2000
    >
    > There were eight Deep Space Network (DSN) tracking passes during the past
    > week. All subsystems onboard the spacecraft are performing normally.
    >
    > The Earth Gravity Assist (EGA) mission event review was held on December
    > 7th.  The review resulted in a good discussion of the activities planned
    > for EGA. The planned EGA activities are:
    >
    >    Jan 5  - Trajectory Correction Maneuver #5 (TCM-5) is scheduled for
    1000 (MST)
    >    Jan 10 - Transition to a fixed attitude since the angle to Earth will
    >             change rapidly as the closest flyby distance approaches.
    >    Jan 14 - Transition to Gyro Based Attitude Determination.
    >    Jan 15 - At approximately 04:13:40 (MST) the closest approach
    >             will occur, 6000 km from the earth.
    >    Feb 14 - TCM-6
    >
    > The navigation camera's CCD heater remains on and will be kept in this
    > configuration until Monday December 18th, when the heater will be turned
    off.
    >
    > The STARDUST Outreach team gave a Stardust talk to Science Teachers at the
    > Maryland Science Center on December 14.
    >
    > 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
    >
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