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No. 115 - Passive Cruise Phase

No. 115 - Passive Cruise Phase

Report for Period 30 May to 26 June 2009The reporting period covers four weeks in the passive cruise phase #6, which started on 2 April. During this phase the Rosetta spacecraft is configured in Near Sun Hibernation Mode (NSHM) and will remain so until beginning of September. During the reporting period the performance of the spacecraft and the ground segment have been nominal.

Mission operations have been conducted with support of the ESA New Norcia (NNO) ground station.

DOY Date Pass Main Activity
152 01/06/08 NNO 1922

NSHM monitoring

159 08/06/09 NNO 1929

NSHM monitoring

166 15/06/09 NNO 1936

NSHM monitoring

173 22/06/09 NNO 1943

NSHM monitoring

At the end of the reporting period (DoY 177) Rosetta was at 204.5 million km from Earth (1.36 AU) and the one-way signal travel time was 682 seconds. The distance to the Sun was 270 million km (1.80 AU).

Spacecraft

Payload
All instruments are switched OFF, except for the Standard Radiation Environment Monitor (SREM) that continues to run in the background.

ALICE
The instrument is OFF.

CONSERT
The instrument is OFF.

COSIMA
The instrument is OFF.

GIADA
The instrument is OFF.

MIDAS
The instrument is OFF.

MIRO
The instrument is OFF.

OSIRIS
The instrument is OFF.

ROSINA
The instrument is OFF.

RPC
The instrument is OFF.

RSI
The instrument is muted.

VIRTIS
The instrument is OFF.

LANDER Philae
The instrument is OFF.

SREM
Since DoY 091/2009 the accumulation settings are configured for passive cruise mode.

Future Milestones

The current passive cruise phase will continue until beginning of September when the spacecraft will be reconfigured in active cruise mode in preparation of the Earth swing-by 3 phase.


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Last Update: 1 September 2019
29-Nov-2022 02:02 UT

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