There was one Deep Space Network (DSN) tracking pass during the past week and the spacecraft performance remains normal.
Cruise flight sequence SC016 is currently active and sequence SC017 will go active next week which includes the next aerogel grid position update, moving the grid to its full open position.
Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) participated in a pilot program with the East Los Angeles Community College instructor staff to impart knowledge of NASA’s planetary exploration program into the college classroom.
For more information on the STARDUST mission – the first ever
comet sample return mission – please visit the STARDUST home page: