Herschel Status Report - December 2010
14 Dec 2010 11:08
Report for period 18 November to 9 December 2010
Mission operations of the Herschel space observatory continued nominally during the reporting period, with the spacecraft and subsystems all performing as expected.
The spacecraft continues to be in good health and is operating nominally.
A patch was identified for the procedure that is regularly run to update the "bad pixel" table. This table lists the "warm" pixels of the star tracker CCD (see the status report from July/August 2010 for an introduction why this table is regularly updated). The patch is needed to avoid a small jump in the telescope's boresight after the procedure has been run.
All three instruments continue to operate nominally in the Routine Science Phase.