Status report archive

Status report archive

A special issue of Space Science Reviews summarising the major achievements of ISO was posted on the ISO web site in December (http://www.iso.vilspa.esa.es/science/SSR), prior to its publication by Springer. The book, of over 400 pages organised in 17 chapters, embraces all areas of infrared astronomy and serves, inter alia, as a reference for...
Published: 10 March 2005
Mission StatusThe spacecraft and its scientific payload are in good health and no anomalies have occurred during the reporting period. Nevertheless, because of the large distance from the Sun and the decreasing radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) output, the general spacecraft thermal environment is currently well below the lower limits...
Published: 10 March 2005
Mission Status From an operational point of view, the Hubble spacecraft is performing nominally. Measurements over the last few months have shown a negative average position for the HST focus. Consequently, an HST secondary mirror move of 4.16 micron away from the primary was performed on 22 December 2004. Analysis of data taken shortly before...
Published: 10 March 2005
Report for the period 14 to 24 February 2005The main activity of the reporting period was the last trajectory correction manoeuvre before Earth swing-by. The manoeuvre was executed successfully on 17 February and has put the spacecraft onto its final course to Earth. Thanks to the precision of the manoeuvre execution it was notnecessary to use...
Published: 28 February 2005
Overall Mission and Payload StatusThe Mars Express payload operations continue to run smoothly, with scientific instruments operating normally and the spacecraft in good condition. The period of long eclipses, from January to February 2005, is ending without any power or thermal problem to date.
Published: 15 February 2005
Report for the period 17 to 27 January 2005The spacecraft is in cruise mode. In the reporting period a number of outstanding troubleshooting activities were carried out, in addition to the routine flight operations and monitoring tasks.
Published: 31 January 2005
While approaching its final operational orbit around the Moon, SMART-1 interrupted the Electric Propulsion operations on Monday 10 January 2005. The reason for this delay before reaching the target orbit is to estimate the remaining fuel and plan accurately for a mission extension.
Published: 17 January 2005
On 14 January 2005 the Huygens mission finally became a reality. The probe made its susccesful descent through the atmosphere of Titan and to a landing on the surface of this distant moon.Scientists have revealed their initial findings based on analysis of the Huygens data. For latest results visit saturn.esa.int.
Published: 14 January 2005
Huygens has become the first mission to successfully land on the surface of Titan. The first data has now been received by mission control at ESOC. Updates can be found at saturn.esa.int.
Published: 14 January 2005
The Huygens probe is just 24 hours away from entry into the upper atmosphere of Titan and the start of its 2.5 hour descent to the moon's surface.
Published: 13 January 2005
The Huygens spacecraft is closing on its final target and is now just under 48 hours away from its encounter with Saturn's moon Titan.
Published: 12 January 2005
The Cassini spacecraft successfully performed a getaway manoeuvre on 27 December 2004, to keep it from following the Huygens probe into the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. This manoeuvre established the required geometry between the probe and the orbiter for radio communications during the probe descent. Huygens has no navigating capability,...
Published: 28 December 2004
At 02:00 UTC 25 December 2004 the Huygens probe successful separated from the Cassini spacecraft. This represents the start of the final phase of the Huygens mission - its descent to the surface of Titan.
Published: 25 December 2004
The Probe Targeting Manoeuvre (PTM) was successfully executed by the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens spacecraft during the night of Friday 17 December 2004. The burn start time was 02:30:11 UTC (Earth Received Time). The predicted burn duration was 85.1 seconds, for a total delta-V of 11.937 ms-1. A look at the telemetry immediately after the...
Published: 20 December 2004
Monday, 13 December 2004, at 11:38 UT, Cassini-Huygens successfully executed its second targeted flyby of Saturn's largest moon Titan. At closest approach the spacecraft came to within 1200 kilometres of the moon's surface, allowing for observations at a similar resolution of those made during the first targeted encounter on 27 October 2004.
Published: 14 December 2004
On 9 December 2004, at 04:09 UTC, SMART-1 started its 12th orbit around the Moon. After the first orbit started on November 15 at 17:47 UTC, the following perilune passages have taken place:
Published: 10 December 2004
The second run of the Huygens Battery Depassivation sequence was successfully executed on 5 December.
Published: 7 December 2004
Overall Mission and Payload StatusThe Mars Express payload operations continue to run smoothly, with the spacecraft and all operating scientific instruments in good condition.
Published: 1 December 2004
Mission StatusFollowing a successful period of science data taking in July and early August, end-August and most of September were dominated by a solar conjunction. In such a situation Mars is located diagonally across the Sun, as seen from Earth. Such a constellation blocks efficient radio communications and the spacecraft was prepared to...
Published: 29 November 2004
Mission StatusINTEGRAL operations continue smoothly with the spacecraft, instruments and ground segment performing well. Two of the instruments have had anomalies recently. The third INTEGRAL Announcement of Opportunity for observing proposals (AO-3) opened on 13 September 2004. The AO covers observations between 18 February 2005 and 17 August...
Published: 29 November 2004
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