No. 134 - Payload check-out 12
05 May 2010 11:49
Report for Period 24 April to 30 April 2010
The reporting period covers the second week of the active payload check-out 12 (PC12) for Rosetta. All the planned PC12 activities were successfully conducted according to plan.
During the reporting period, mission operations have been conducted with support of the ESA New Norcia (NNO) ground station.
||Main Activity |
PC12 - Philae lander and RPC
PC12 - Philae lander and ROSINA
||PC12 - MIDAS|
PC12 - Monitoring pass
DOY = Day of year
At the end of the reporting period (DOY 120) Rosetta was at 241.7 million km from Earth (1.61 AU) and the one-way signal travel time was 806 seconds. The distance to the Sun was 321.6 million km (2.15 AU).
The instrument is currently ON as part of the PC12 activities.
The instrument is currently OFF.
The instrument is currently OFF. The instrument was activated on DOY 118 as a preliminary check after last February's software update and for the go ahead for the next activities.
The instrument is currently OFF. The passive check-out sequence was run successfully on DOY 115.
The instrument is currently OFF. The software of the instrument was updated to version 6.5.2 on DOY 118.
The instrument is currently OFF. It was briefly activated for a test on DOY 120 as part of the PC12 activities.
The instrument is currently OFF. The instrument is currently ON as part of the PC12 activities.
The instrument is currently OFF. It was activated between DOY 116 and DOY 117 as part of the PC12 activities.
The instrument is currently OFF. It was activated on DOY 117 for a software update.
The ultra-stable oscillator is ON/muted since DOY 032/2010.
The instrument is currently OFF. It was activated on DOY 115 for a check-out sequence.
The instrument is currently OFF. During the reporting period several tests wee conducted as part of the PC12 activities.
The instrument is ON with standard settings since DOY 032/2010.
Rosetta continues cruising towards asteroid Lutetia. The Rosetta spacecraft is configured in normal mode, in which it will nominally remain until the deep space hibernation entry in June 2011.
The payload check-out (PC12) activities will continue for the next two weeks, during which most of the instruments will be activated for a final check/update before the flyby of asteroid Lutetia.
The navigation campaign for the Lutetia flyby will begin at the end of May 2010. The closest approach to the asteroid, on 10 July 2010, is currently expected at 15:44:53 UTC.
Last Update: 02 June 2010