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Report for Period 2 June to 30 June 2006The reporting period covers four weeks of passive cruise, in which the spacecraft remained in Near Sun Hibernation Mode (NSHM). The mode performance is being closely monitored on a weekly basis using real-time housekeeping telemetry and radiometric data. The mode performance during the reporting period has...
Published: 3 July 2006
Report for Period 12 May - 2 June 2006The reporting period covers three weeks of cruise, in which telemetry stored during solar conjunction was recovered and the spacecraft reconfigured to Near Sun Hibernation Mode (NSHM).
Published: 2 June 2006
Mission StatusThe spacecraft continues to be operated in quiet cruise mode with, in general, one tracking pass per week. In March the Payload Passive Checkout was performed successfully and the evaluation of the data by the instrument teams confirms the nominal status of the orbiter instruments and the Lander.
Published: 22 May 2006
Report for Period 28 April - 12 May 2006The reporting period covers two weeks of cruise, in which all scheduled ground station passes were used to recover telemetry stored during the solar conjunction. The level of activities remains minimal. The spacecraft will remain configured for solar conjunction until 18 May.
Published: 16 May 2006
Report for Period 7 April - 28 April 2006The reporting period covers three weeks of cruise, in which the spacecraft was going through the first solar conjunction of the mission. The level of activities was kept minimal to cope with the expected significant degradation of the TM/TC links as the Spacecraft-Earth-Sun angle went below 5 degrees and...
Published: 2 May 2006
Report for period 10 March - 7 April 2006The reporting period covers four weeks of cruise, in which the spacecraft was gradually entering the first solar conjunction of the mission. At the end of the reporting period the angular separation from the Sun was down to 1.04°.
Published: 19 April 2006
Report for Period 17 February - 10 March 2006The reporting period covers three weeks of cruise, in which the level of activities on thespacecraft was increased to carry out a special RPC troubleshooting test, the third passivepayload checkout and the periodic AOCS checkout.
Published: 13 March 2006
Report for Period 27 January - 17 February 2006The reporting period covers three weeks of passive cruise, during which important maintenance activities and a test with the RPC instrument were carried out.
Published: 20 February 2006
As specified in the Rosetta Mission Plan the spacecraft has been in passive cruise mode for the past couple of months, meaning the payload is inactive with the exception of the Standard Radiation Monitor.
Published: 15 February 2006
Report for Period 6 January - 27 January 2006The reporting period covers three weeks of passive cruise, with monitoring and minor maintenance activities.On the subsystems side, the TC link timeout was returned to its normal value of 9 days on 12 January. The TM mode was temporarily changed to "bi-weekly" between 12 and 19 January, to...
Published: 30 January 2006
Report for Period 9 December 2005 - 6 January 2006The reporting period covers four weeks of passive cruise, with monitoring and minor maintenance activities.On the subsystems side, the attitude guidance has been changed to +X Earth pointing on 14 December 2005, to reduce the disturbance torques experienced by the spacecraft and therefore the...
Published: 9 January 2006
Report for Period 18 November to 9 December 2005The reporting period covers three weeks of passive cruise, with monitoring and minor maintenance activities.On the spacecraft subsystems side, minor maintenance activities were executed, i.e. gyro drift compensation for IMP B, the first periodic dump of avionics standard parameters. Reaction wheel...
Published: 12 December 2005
Mission Status The highlight of the reporting period was the observation campaign to support the Deep Impact event on 4 July. Four scientific instruments (OSIRIS, MIRO, VIRTIS and Alice) participated in the campaign together with the Navigation Cameras. The campaign started on 28 June and ended 14 July.
Published: 28 November 2005
Report for Period 28 October to 18 November 2005The reporting period covers three weeks of passive cruise, for monitoring and minor maintenance activities.
Published: 23 November 2005
Report for period 7-28 October 2005The reporting period covers three weeks of passive cruise, with mainly monitoring and minor maintenance activities on the Rosetta spacecraft.
Published: 31 October 2005
Report for Period 16 September to 7 October 2005The reporting period covers three weeks of passive cruise for Rosetta, in which the periodic passive payload checkout and the AOCS checkout were executed.
Published: 10 October 2005
Report for Period 26 August to 16 September 2005The reporting period covers three weeks of passive cruise, with no major activities planned and weekly ground contact with the spacecraft.
Published: 19 September 2005
Report for Period 29 July to 20 August 2005The reporting period was originally dedicated to spacecraft monitoring in Passive Cruise Mode.However, an unexpected fuel over-consumption of 20 grams and a delta-V of 2.5 mm per second weredetected off-line on data acquired during DOY 216. On DOY 220, a short pass was taken onshort-notice to confirm...
Published: 26 August 2005
Report for Period 15-29 July 2005The reporting period was dedicated to the preparation and entry into Passive Cruise Mode. This was the first time that this mode is entered operationally during the mission. The spacecraft willremain in this low activity, low bitrate mode over the next two months.
Published: 1 August 2005
Report for period 24 June to 15 July 2005The spacecraft is in active cruise mode. The reporting period covers the first active science phase of the mission, dedicated to the observation of the NASA Deep Impact probe's encounter with comet Tempel-1.
Published: 18 July 2005
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