No. 84 - Continued Near Sun Hibernation Mode
|192||11/07/07||NNO 1229||Passive cruise mode|
|200||19/07/07||NNO 1237||Passive cruise mode|
|206||25/07/07||NNO 1243||Passive cruise mode|
|213||01/08/07||NNO 1250||Passive cruise mode|
At the end of the reporting period (DOY 215) Rosetta was at 122.7 million km from Earth (0.82 AU; one-way signal travel time was 6 minutes and 49 seconds). The distance to the Sun was 220.0 million km (1.47 AU).
No activities have been conducted during the reporting period. For the Standard Radiation Environment Monitor (SREM) the accumulation settings have been configured for passive cruise mode since DoY 155.
The Near Sun Hibernation Phase will last till the beginning of September. During this period weekly contacts are foreseen with monitoring purposes. In early September the spacecraft will be reconfigured back to Active Cruise Mode in order to execute the active payload checkout 6 at the end of September in preparation of Earth Swing-by 2.
After the payload check-out the navigation campaign linked to the Earth Swing-by (13 Nov 2007) will begin and last till the end of November.