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Mission Status 2009

Tim Larson Stardust Spacecraft Team

October 28, 2009
The most recent contact with the spacecraft was on October 24. All subsystems are healthy and operating as expected. The next communication with the spacecraft is planned on October 29.

October 21, 2009
The spacecraft is healthy and all subsystems are operating as expected. The spacecraft is operating on the background sequence, conducting routine housekeeping and telemetry activities.

October 14, 2009
The spacecraft is healthy and operating as expected. No activities other than the normal background sequences are planned on the spacecraft for the near future.

October 8, 2009
The last communication with the spacecraft was on October 6. The telemetry shows that all subsystems are healthy and operating as expected.

October 1, 2009
The next planned communication pass with the spacecraft is on October 6. A risk trade study comparing the risk of completing the mission on the aging IMU A versus swapping to the backup side is being prepared and the resulting project recommendation will be submitted for review and approval.

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