Status report archive

Status report archive

Overall status, current activities and planned activitiesThe spacecraft is now in its 120th orbit and has continued to function very well. As in previous weeks, the spacecraft was operated in electric propulsion mode almost continuously - only interupted during eclipse periods.
Published: 28 November 2003
Summary of overall statusThe Mars Express spacecraft, despite a series of intense solar flares that occurred late October-early November in active sunspots regions, is in good health and is operating normally.
Published: 28 November 2003
Overall status, current activities and planned activities.The spacecraft is now in its 102nd orbit and has been functioning very well since the last anomaly occurred on November 5. SMART-1 has now operated flawlessly for more than 12 days.
Published: 19 November 2003
Overall status, current activities and planned activitiesThe spacecraft is now in its 90th orbit and has been behaving really well during the last five days. The last anomaly, an Electric Propulsion flame out, occurred on November 5. From then, SMART-1 has operated flawlessly. In this same period the solar activity has dropped considerably. ...
Published: 11 November 2003
Overall status, current activities and planned activitiesThe spacecraft is now in its 78th orbit and has been flying for the last ten days in an intense radiation environment. This was caused by the recent, exceptional solar and geomagnetic activity. A series of intense solar flares occurred in the active sunspots regions 488 and 486 (see figure...
Published: 4 November 2003
Overall status, current activities and planned activitiesThe spacecraft is now in its 64th orbit and has been flying in space for one month! The main activity of the last week was to continue the thrust firings of the electric propulsion engine in order to boost the spacecraft orbit. This operation was limited due to problems with the local...
Published: 29 October 2003
Overall status, current activities and planned activitiesThe spacecraft is now completing its 50th orbit and has completed more than 560 hours in space.  The main activity of the last week has been to repeatedly use the electric propulsion engine to gradually alter the spacecraft's orbit. This is limited to around 15 hours a day based on...
Published: 21 October 2003
The Mars Express spacecraft is in good health and is operating normally.
Published: 15 October 2003
The spacecraft are working nominally and the instruments are returning data as expected fromthe Master Science Plan. The data return was, on average, 99.3 % between May and Aug 03.The VILSPA-1 and Maspalomas ground stations are operating nominally. The 4 th spacecraftconstellation manoeuvres have been successfully executed by ESOC in June- July...
Published: 13 October 2003
All science instruments on HST are currently working well but there is a significantprobability that a full complement of operating gyros may be lost before replacementbecomes possible in SM4. Work is being carried out on software for a two-gyro operatingmode.
Published: 13 October 2003
Integral routine operations continue to run smoothly with no major anomalies or interruptionsto the observing programme. No degradation in the spacecraft performance is evident andthere has been no loss of redundancy of any on-board system. The spacecraft design hasproved sufficiently flexible to allow the successful implementation of an...
Published: 13 October 2003
The ISO Data Centre Active Archive Phase activities continue to run smoothly. On 24 July, anew version of the ISO Data Archive (IDA V.6) was released. This release was devoted to upgrading functionality associated with, and visibility of, the Highly Processed Data Products(HPDP) - data reduced systematically "by hand". Catalogues and...
Published: 13 October 2003
The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft is performing nominally. A successful in-flight engineeringdemonstration of the first orbiter critical sequence, Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI), wassuccessfully carried out in August. Orbiter fault protection modes were set as they will be setduring the real SOI sequence on 1 July 2004.
Published: 13 October 2003
The spacecraft status is nominal, with the High Gain Antenna (HGA) Z-axis in a fixedposition.
Published: 13 October 2003
The mission is progressing nominally, with spacecraft and all scientific instruments in goodhealth. One Anomaly Report was issued during the reporting period, concerning problemswith the upload of new software for the GRU/DUST experiment. The problem was traced tothe software code itself, and the previous version was subsequently re-loaded...
Published: 13 October 2003
XMM-Newton operations continue to run smoothly. The autumn 2003 eclipse season wentby without any problems. An effort is being made to model the satellite's radiationenvironment with the goals of achieving a higher fraction of successful observations, and ofslightly increasing the amount of available science time.
Published: 13 October 2003
After more than 32 hours of accumulated thrust, the SMART-1 electric propulsion system (EPS), with a SNECMA PPS-1350-G Hall-Effect thruster, is now fully tuned for nominal operations under space conditions.
Published: 6 October 2003
The 12th Huygens Probe Checkout (F12) was executed successfully on September 18, 2003 (DoY 261) as planned.
Published: 30 September 2003
At about 40 hours of Mission Elapsed Time (starting from Launch), the commissioning of the SMART-1 spacecraft is proceeding nominally.
Published: 29 September 2003
Halfway to its destination, the Mars Express spacecraft and its subsystems continue to behave in a nominal manner.
Published: 16 September 2003
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