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Nominal Orbital Manoeuvres

08 August 2000

Table of nominal orbital manoevres performed by the Cluster spacecraft onboard propulsion system, consisting of the main engine (400 Newton) and eight 10-Newton thrusters.

Table of nominal orbital manoevres performed by the Cluster spacecraft onboard propulsion system, consisting of the main engine (400 Newton) and eight 10-Newton thrusters.

Cluster II Launch, Second Pair - 09 August 2000

Spacecraft FM 5 (Rumba)

Date

Time
UTC

Type

Nominal duration

Description

09-08-2000

15:39

10 N thrusters

92 s

Initial spin-up from 5 to 14 rpm

09-08-2000

21:40

10 N thrusters

25 s

Slew to apogee raising attitude

10-08-2000

03:03

10 N thrusters

-

Attitude trim tbc

10-08-2000

15:14

Main engine

8.9 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 1

11-08-2000

04:45

Main engine

10.3 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 2

12-08-2000

00:10

Main engine

10.1 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 3

12-08-2000

16:33

Main engine

10.9 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 4

12-08-2000

23:45

10 N thrusters

22.0 min

Slew to inclination change attitude

13-08-2000

06:40

10 N thrusters

-

Attitude trim

13-08-2000

11:26

10 N thrusters

-

Attitude trim tbc

13-08-2000

16:52

Main engine

17.2 min

Inclination change manoeuvre

15-08-2000

05:25

10 N thrusters

8.6 min

Slew to operational attitude

15-08-2000

-

10 N thrusters

-

Spin-down

Spacecraft FM 8 (Tango)

Date

Time
UTC

Type

Nominal duration

Description

09-08-2000

16:04

10 N thrusters

96 s

Initial spin-up from 5 to 14 rpm

09-08-2000

18:40

10 N thrusters

30 s

Slew to apogee raising attitude

10-08-2000

00:11

10 N thrusters

-

 

10-08-2000

09:54

Main engine

8.4 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 1

11-08-2000

05:49

Main engine

10.5 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 2

12-08-2000

00:46

Main engine

10.2 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 3

12-08-2000

16:36

Main engine

11.6 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 4

12-08-2000

20:40

10 N thrusters

21.9 min

Slew to inclination change attitude

13-08-2000

02:24

10 N thrusters

-

Attitude trim

13-08-2000

08:29

10 N thrusters

-

Attitude trim tbc

13-08-2000

16:50

Main engine

17.4 min

Inclination change manoeuvre

14-08-2000

18:10

10 N thrusters

8.5 min

Slew to operational attitude

14-08-2000

-

10 N thrusters

-

Spin-down

 

Cluster II Launch, First Pair - 16 July 2000

Spacecraft FM 7 (Samba)

Date

Time
UTC

Type

Nominal duration

Description

16-07-2000

18:12

10 N thrusters

94 s

Initial spin-up from 5 to 14 rpm

16-07-2000

23:00

10 N thrusters

52 s

Slew to apogee raising attitude

17-07-2000

11:22

Main engine

10.5 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 1

18-07-2000

08:38

Main engine

10.2 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 2

19-07-2000

05:15

Main engine

10.0 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 3

19-07-2000

23:11

Main engine

9.5 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 4

19-07-2000

23:41

10 N thrusters

21.3 min

Slew to inclination change attitude

20-07-2000

11:16

10 N thrusters

-

Attitude trim

20-07-2000

15:21

10 N thrusters

-

Attitude trim tbc

20-07-2000

23:47

Main engine

17.8 min

Inclination change manoeuvre

22-07-2000

00:32

10 N thrusters

8.9 min

Slew to operational attitude

22-07-2000

04:02

10 N thrusters

-

Attitude trim

24-07-2000

12:00

10 N thrusters

tbd

Drift start manoeuvre

Spacecraft FM 6 (Salsa)

Date

Time
UTC

Type

Nominal duration

Description

16-07-2000

18:32

10 N thrusters

96 s

Initial spin-up from 5 to 14 rpm

16-07-2000

21:45

10 N thrusters

39 s

Slew to apogee raising attitude

17-07-2000

11:21

Main engine

10.6 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 1

18-07-2000

08:34

Main engine

10.4 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 2

19-07-2000

05:08

Main engine

10.1 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 3

19-07-2000

22:58

Main engine

9.8 min

Apogee raising manoeuvre 4

19-07-2000

23:29

10 N thrusters

21.5 min

Slew to inclination change attitude

20-07-2000

13:17

10 N thrusters

-

Attitude trim

20-07-2000

16:57

10 N thrusters

-

Attitude trim tbc

20-07-2000

22:59

Main engine

18.1 min

Inclination change manoeuvre

22-07-2000

00:34

10 N thrusters

8.9 min

Slew to operational attitude

22-07-2000

07:52

10 N thrusters

-

Attitude trim

24-07-2000

12:00

10 N thrusters

tbd

Drift start manoeuvre


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