Stardust comet probe completes two maneuvers
FROM NASA STATUS REPORT
Posted: Jan. 22, 2000
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 Deep Space Maneuver-1 this weekend.
NASA's Stardust spacecraft was launched in February atop a Boeing Delta 2 rocket to begin a seven-year, 3-billion mile journey to capture samples of a comet for return to Earth.
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