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No. 134 - Payload check-out 12
05 May 2010
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.
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).
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.
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