SOHO Status Report - February 2006
15 February 2006 13:43Mission Status
The spacecraft status is nominal, with the High Gain Antenna (HGA) Z-axis in a fixed position. 2005 was the first year since 1996 without an Emergency Sun Reacquisition (ESR). On 15 December a nominal manoeuvre (station keeping, momentum management and roll) was performed and 0.0723 kg of fuel was used. The remaining hydrazine is 118 kg. The solar array degradation after 120 months of flight is 18.04%. The SOHO presentation to the NASA Sun-Solar System Connections Senior Review took place on 14 November.
Operations and Archiving
All instruments are nominal and SOHO science operations are progressing smoothly. Links to the SOHO archives (including mirrors) are accessible at http://soho.esac.esa.int/data/.
On 2 December we celebrated the 10th launch anniversary of SOHO. The ESA main portal featured a SOHO 10-year special, and the SOHO home page listed some numbers from SOHO's first decade: