No. 85 - Continued Near Sun Hibernation Mode
|220||08/08/07||NNO 1264||Passive cruise mode|
|227||15/08/07||NNO 1264||Passive cruise mode|
|234||22/08/07||NNO 1271||Passive cruise mode|
|241||29/08/07||NNO 1278||Passive cruise mode|
|246||03/09/07||NNO 1283||Passive cruise mode|
|247||04/09/07||NNO 1284||Exit from passive cruise mode|
|248||05/08/07||NNO 1285||Spacecraft reconfiguration to active cruise mode|
|249||06/09/07||NNO 1286||Data downlink|
|250||07/09/07||NNO 1287||Data downlink|
At the end of the reporting period (DOY 250) Rosetta was at 70.7 million km from Earth (0.47 AU; one-way signal travel time was 3 minutes and 56 seconds). The distance to the Sun was 201.2 million km (1.34 AU).
No activities have been conducted during the reporting period.
The active payload checkout 6 will be executed 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.