No. 85 - Continued Near Sun Hibernation Mode
09 September 2007 18:00Report for Period 4 August to 7 September 2007
The reporting period covers a period of 5 weeks of Near Sun Hibernation Mode with the reconfiguration to active cruise mode performed in the last week. All activities have been conducted according to the plan.
At the end of the reporting period (DOY 250) Rosetta was at 70.7 million km from Earth (0.47 AU; one-way signal travel time was 3 minutes and 56 seconds). The distance to the Sun was 201.2 million km (1.34 AU).
The active payload checkout 6 will be executed at the end of September in preparation of Earth Swing-by 2.
After the payload check-out the navigation campaign linked to the Earth Swing-by (13 Nov 2007) will begin and last till the end of November.