The first 2 parts of the 3 part Deep Space Maneuver-1 (DSM-1), to target
the STARDUST spacecraft for an Earth gravity assist next year, have been
successfully completed. The Flight Team at Lockheed Martin has verified
that the spacecraft performance was even better than predicted and that these
two maneuvers had less than 1-sigma execution errors. JPL Navigation is
making detailed assessments of these maneuvers in preparation for the
third and final maneuver to complete DSM-1 this weekend.

For more information on the STARDUST mission – the first ever
comet sample return mission – please visit the STARDUST home page: