Genesis Full Mission Timeline

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Spacecraft Event Time. UTC/GMT Times.



Time (UTC/GMT+0)Event
2001-08-08Launch
2001-10-21Start of sample collection
2001-11-16Halo orbit insertion
2004-04-02Completion of sample collection
2004-05-02Earth flyby on way to L2
2004-09-08Sample capsule return to Earth. Hard landing as parachute fails, some science data remains intact