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No. 21 - Ongoing Cruise Phase Activities

No. 21 - Ongoing Cruise Phase Activities

Report for week 9 to 16 July 2004The reporting period covers the sixth week of Cruise 1. The spacecraft is configured for cruise and the payload is off. The main activities of this week covered the preparation for uplink and activation of the Avionics On-Board Software version 7.

The uplink validation procedure was validated on ground using the Rosetta Engineering Model spacecraft. In the last pass of the reporting period the main part of the uplink of the patch files to the SSMM took place.

For the first time in the mission only two New Norcia passes were taken for spacecraft monitoring over the entire week, on 11 and 15 July.

The table below shows a chronology of the main activities in the reporting period:

Mission Day

Date

DOY

Main Activity

130

09/10.07.04

191/192 Skipped ground contact

131

10/11.07.04

192/193 Skipped ground contact

132

11/12.07.04

193/194 Monitoring pass

133

12/13.07.04

194/195 Skipped ground contact

134

13/14.07.04

195/196 Skipped ground contact

135

14/15.07.04

196/197 Skipped ground contact

136

15/16.07.04

197/198 Uplink of weekly MTL and OBSW v7 files to SSMM

At the end of the last New Norcia pass in the reporting period (DOY 198) Rosetta was at 67.1 million kilometres from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 3 minutes 44 seconds.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
11-Jul-2020 06:15 UT

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