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Important notice about reduced STEREO science operations

Status

The STEREO Ahead spacecraft is currently operating on the first side lobe of the high gain antenna. See this important notice for more information.

Communications with the STEREO Behind spacecraft were interrupted on October 1, 2014 immediately after a planned reset of the spacecraft performed as part of a test of solar conjunction operations. The spacecraft telemetry indicated an anomaly in the guidance and control system, but this is still being evaluated. No further communications have been successful since Oct. 1st. Follow this link for more information.

The STEREO Ahead spacecraft has already successfully tested the transition into and out of solar conjunction operations. Actual solar conjunction operations will take place between March 22 and July 14, 2015. STEREO Ahead continues to operate nominally, and is currently providing our only views of the far side of the sun.

Attempts to reestablish communications with the STEREO Behind spacecraft are ongoing.

Launched in 2006, the STEREO mission achieved its prime science goals within the two-year prime mission, but continues to explore solar and heliospheric activity through the current solar maxmimum and beyond.


Last Revised: Friday, 07-Nov-2014 15:18:36 EST
Responsible NASA Official: [email address: Joseph.B.Gurman<at>nasa<dot>gov]
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