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Stardust-NExT, Revisiting Tempel 1
Paolo
post Dec 28 2010, 01:46 PM
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I thought it was time to start a new thread on Stardust's flyby of Tempel 1, the first time a comet receives a second visit from a spacecraft one perihelion later.
There was an interesting story about this on Spaceflight now recently http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1012/23stardustnext/
note that the flyby will be around 23.30 eastern time on 14 February, so thinking in GMT it will not happen on Valentine's day.
Stardust should have started imaging Tempel 1 twice weekly in mid-December, but there is nothing yet on the mission site http://stardustnext.jpl.nasa.gov/index.html
see also http://stardustnext.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/m...tatus10_q4.html for updates on the mission status


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post Jan 22 2011, 10:14 PM
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Thanks for keeping an eye on that site, Paolo!


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- Paolo   Stardust-NExT   Dec 28 2010, 01:46 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (Paolo @ Dec 28 2010, 05:46 AM) Sta...   Dec 28 2010, 01:56 PM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Dec 28 2010, 08:56 A...   Dec 28 2010, 05:24 PM
- - Stu   Hmmm. Now, is that an office desk in its naked, un...   Dec 28 2010, 02:52 PM
- - djellison   It's not that small really - http://stardustne...   Dec 28 2010, 04:09 PM
- - ZLD   Right, it's more the size of an outhouse. Tha...   Dec 28 2010, 05:34 PM
- - elakdawalla   I think that the Web outreach for this encounter i...   Dec 29 2010, 06:16 PM
- - JohnVV   QUOTE Now, is that an office desk in its naked, un...   Dec 29 2010, 11:56 PM
- - ups   I hope this thing is bigger than my office desk or...   Dec 30 2010, 12:00 AM
- - djellison   The spacecraft bus is basically 6ft x 2ft x 2ft - ...   Dec 30 2010, 12:41 AM
- - nprev   Surely some imagemage will shortly produce a faux ...   Dec 30 2010, 12:50 AM
- - elakdawalla   In the hopes of dragging this thread back to some ...   Dec 30 2010, 01:13 AM
|- - tedstryk   Ugh.   Dec 30 2010, 01:24 AM
- - nprev   On the plus side this sounds like a well-understoo...   Dec 30 2010, 01:32 AM
|- - stevesliva   QUOTE (nprev @ Dec 29 2010, 08:32 PM) On ...   Dec 30 2010, 03:30 AM
- - volcanopele   Quick question: is the rotation of Temple 1 unders...   Dec 30 2010, 02:58 AM
- - Decepticon   QUOTE (volcanopele @ Dec 29 2010, 09:58 P...   Dec 30 2010, 03:04 AM
- - djellison   Actually - I would urge caution on the crater obse...   Dec 30 2010, 03:46 AM
- - JohnVV   QUOTE somewhat worrying mission status update ?? i...   Dec 30 2010, 05:35 AM
|- - stevesliva   QUOTE (JohnVV @ Dec 30 2010, 12:35 AM) so...   Dec 30 2010, 05:50 AM
- - Phil Stooke   "It's a small team and everybody who...   Jan 3 2011, 05:38 AM
- - Astro0   That's where UMSF comes in... Hey, anything we...   Jan 3 2011, 10:00 AM
- - Paolo   a new status update. stardustnext.jpl.nasa.gov/mis...   Jan 7 2011, 12:49 PM
|- - CJSF   QUOTE (Paolo @ Jan 7 2011, 07:49 AM) a ne...   Jan 7 2011, 04:45 PM
- - stevesliva   No updates for awhile, but this RSS feed may point...   Jan 19 2011, 10:53 PM
- - Paolo   a new status update http://stardustnext.jpl.nasa.g...   Jan 22 2011, 08:42 AM
- - elakdawalla   Thanks for keeping an eye on that site, Paolo!   Jan 22 2011, 10:14 PM
- - Hungry4info   Stardust has located Tempel 1. http://www.jpl.nasa...   Jan 27 2011, 02:39 PM
- - ZLD   Heres a slightly cleaned up version: You can jus...   Jan 27 2011, 08:49 PM
- - djellison   That's just the coma - not the nucleus itself....   Jan 27 2011, 09:19 PM
- - ngunn   Hey Doug - good to see factual contributions on ma...   Jan 27 2011, 11:01 PM
- - djellison   Probably my busiest day on lab yet I find myself...   Jan 28 2011, 02:12 AM
- - stevesliva   http://stardustnext.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/m...tatus...   Feb 3 2011, 12:31 AM
- - Explorer1   They said they were running low even before the ma...   Feb 3 2011, 01:46 AM
- - djellison   The estimates of how much they had / needed includ...   Feb 3 2011, 02:31 AM
- - Explorer1   I realize that. I should've made that more cle...   Feb 3 2011, 03:12 AM
- - stevesliva   QUOTE February 3, 2011 The spacecraft is healthy a...   Feb 4 2011, 11:48 PM
- - Gsnorgathon   NASA Hosting Events for Valentine's Night Come...   Feb 10 2011, 12:04 AM
- - Hungry4info   The comet's rotation isn't known well enou...   Feb 10 2011, 12:11 AM
- - djellison   They have made a simulated light curve based on DI...   Feb 10 2011, 04:07 AM
- - Phil Stooke   Something to think about - this is a panel from my...   Feb 10 2011, 10:32 PM
|- - MahFL   Stardust NExT 'Live' module is up and runn...   Feb 11 2011, 11:25 AM
|- - dilo   Great maps, Phil... for sure you will soon update ...   Feb 11 2011, 06:18 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   closer.......   Feb 14 2011, 05:17 AM
- - Astro0   Don't forget to login to the Eyes on the Solar...   Feb 14 2011, 06:03 AM
- - djellison   I've heard that someone might be demoing it li...   Feb 14 2011, 06:13 AM
|- - ElkGroveDan   Don't have any chocolate the night before. Ne...   Feb 14 2011, 06:43 AM
|- - MahFL   What time does the NASA tv coverage start ?   Feb 14 2011, 12:10 PM
- - Astro0   Of course "what time?" depends on where ...   Feb 14 2011, 12:18 PM
|- - MahFL   I know, just being lazy, also I don't actually...   Feb 14 2011, 12:27 PM
- - stevesliva   I don't know if these updates all came in at o...   Feb 14 2011, 05:52 PM
- - CosmicRocker   QUOTE (Astro0 @ Feb 14 2011, 12:03 AM) Do...   Feb 14 2011, 06:37 PM
- - stevesliva   So there was just a large solar flare. Did that s...   Feb 14 2011, 09:02 PM
- - brellis   I have EoSS on and Norton telemetry says it's ...   Feb 14 2011, 09:57 PM
- - djellison   You'll want to re-start EotSS later ( about 8....   Feb 14 2011, 10:12 PM
|- - ElkGroveDan   I used EotSS this weekend to wash my car and it di...   Feb 14 2011, 11:56 PM
- - JohnVV   my only gripe it the site is MS only i could bo...   Feb 15 2011, 12:41 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (JohnVV @ Feb 14 2011, 04:41 PM) my...   Feb 15 2011, 08:08 AM
- - Ron Hobbs   When I try to go to the site, all I get is hash (b...   Feb 15 2011, 12:54 AM
- - djellison   That sometimes happens before your GFX card has fi...   Feb 15 2011, 01:31 AM
- - nprev   EoTSS running sweet here on Win7...nice view! ...   Feb 15 2011, 01:55 AM
- - ElkGroveDan   While we are waiting for our Glorious Leader to ta...   Feb 15 2011, 03:57 AM
|- - MahFL   Watching.   Feb 15 2011, 04:32 AM
- - Explorer1   Broadcast started now on NASAtv.   Feb 15 2011, 04:33 AM
- - ZLD   Its not PBS or the BBC, but it also receives a rea...   Feb 15 2011, 04:35 AM
- - Explorer1   Dust Flux instrument is on!   Feb 15 2011, 04:38 AM
- - CosmicRocker   EotSS demo coming up soon!   Feb 15 2011, 04:43 AM
- - Explorer1   There's Doug!   Feb 15 2011, 04:45 AM
- - nprev   Well done, Doug!   Feb 15 2011, 04:48 AM
- - Explorer1   Closest approach done! (my heart jumped when t...   Feb 15 2011, 04:59 AM
- - ZLD   This is really a fantastic tool. Curious, is the ...   Feb 15 2011, 05:01 AM
|- - ElkGroveDan   The orbit of the comet is actually very well under...   Feb 15 2011, 05:05 AM
|- - volcanopele   QUOTE (ZLD @ Feb 14 2011, 10:01 PM) This ...   Feb 15 2011, 05:44 AM
- - Explorer1   More dust after CA than before; interesting.   Feb 15 2011, 05:10 AM
- - Hungry4info   Not at all surprising, imho. Outbound, the spacecr...   Feb 15 2011, 05:15 AM
- - Astro0   Doug was pretty awesome. This was his view http://...   Feb 15 2011, 05:29 AM
- - belleraphon1   Nicely done Doug! Fun to watch simulation on ...   Feb 15 2011, 05:45 AM
- - Explorer1   3 Ice Tea bottles of fuel, haha! I was wonderi...   Feb 15 2011, 05:48 AM
- - Astro0   Hey, it's the boss!   Feb 15 2011, 05:56 AM
- - CosmicRocker   Yeah, demo II was terrific. Now, I know how to dr...   Feb 15 2011, 06:11 AM
- - Astro0   Canberra DSN did a great job today. Two antennas o...   Feb 15 2011, 06:17 AM
|- - dilo   Stardust seems very low on the horizon, indeed...   Feb 15 2011, 06:28 AM
- - Astro0   Yep, we've been tracking all day, so a full ho...   Feb 15 2011, 06:33 AM
- - elakdawalla   Astro0, we don't say it enough: many many than...   Feb 15 2011, 07:07 AM
- - ZLD   In relation to my question, I wasn't curious i...   Feb 15 2011, 07:51 AM
- - brellis   Mr. Ellison, that was a great presentation!   Feb 15 2011, 07:59 AM
- - djellison   We have a predicted trajectory for both spacecraft...   Feb 15 2011, 08:02 AM
- - Sunspot   Whats going on? lots of people around monitors.......   Feb 15 2011, 08:52 AM
- - Gsnorgathon   First images! Tiny ones, so far. ~2,500km away...   Feb 15 2011, 09:15 AM
- - Explorer1   First taken, rather then 'planned five'. U...   Feb 15 2011, 09:19 AM
|- - Gsnorgathon   They're saying ~6hr wait to get the closest ap...   Feb 15 2011, 09:22 AM
- - Hungry4info   Apparently, they intended to download the closest ...   Feb 15 2011, 09:19 AM
- - Astro0   First image. 20 x zoom Better:   Feb 15 2011, 09:20 AM
- - Explorer1   2 up at : http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/stardust/ ...   Feb 15 2011, 09:23 AM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Feb 15 2011, 10:23 AM)...   Feb 15 2011, 09:44 AM
- - Astro0   EDIT: Revised animation sequence - first 6 images ...   Feb 15 2011, 09:55 AM
|- - ugordan   6th image is down. Also blurry. Tick... tock...   Feb 15 2011, 10:01 AM
- - jasedm   Hmmm tantalising, but still too early to say wheth...   Feb 15 2011, 10:02 AM
- - Toma B   In image "n30007te01" 2 circular formati...   Feb 15 2011, 10:20 AM
- - ugordan   I don't know, the sharpened images Astro0 post...   Feb 15 2011, 10:24 AM
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