Status report archive

Status report archive

Report for the period 23 October to 14 November 2010This report covers 23 days of Rosetta mission operations. During the reporting period the spacecraft has moved out of solar conjunction and is now configured in active cruise mode in preparation of the final payload checkout and the first rendezvous manoeuvre. The NASA Deep Space Network (DSN)...
Published: 19 November 2010
Report for the period 25 September to 22 October 2010This report covers 28 days of Rosetta mission operations. During the reporting period, the spacecraft has been going through a superior solar conjunction, which will end on 31 October. During this phase, the spacecraft was configured in active cruise mode, but with very limited ground station...
Published: 29 October 2010
Report for Period 12 September - 9 October 2010 (week 37 - week 40)The reporting period, covering four weeks of Venus Express mission operations, was devoted primarily to routine science activities. In addition, a number of preparatory activities were carried out for the next atmospheric drag experiment campaign, and two orbit control...
Published: 26 October 2010
Report for period 23 September to 20 October 2010Mission operations of the Herschel space observatory continued nominally during the reporting period, with the spacecraft and subsystems all performing as expected.
Published: 25 October 2010
Report for the period 28 August to 24 September 2010This report covers 28 days of Rosetta mission operations. On 3 September, the performance of the solar arrays was tested by tilting them with respect to the Sun direction, simulating deep-space conditions. Data have been acquired and are being processed; a preliminary analysis indicates that...
Published: 1 October 2010
Report for period 24 August to 22 September 2010Mission operations of the Herschel space observatory continued nominally during the reporting period, with the spacecraft and subsystems all performing as expected.
Published: 27 September 2010
Report for Period 15 August to 11 September 2010 (week 33 - week 36)The reporting period, covering four weeks of Venus Express mission operations, was devoted to routine science activities and included the last quadrature operations. The swap from high gain antenna 1 (HGA1) to HGA2 and the associated 180° flip of the spacecraft around its Z-axis...
Published: 15 September 2010
Report for the period 31 July to 27 August 2010.This report covers 28 days of Rosetta operations. During the reporting period the spacecraft remained configured in active cruise mode in preparation for the new test and validation campaign required for the deep space phase of the mission. The main activities were the high-gain antenna (HGA)...
Published: 3 September 2010
Report for period 23 June to 23 August 2010Mission operations of the Herschel space observatory continued nominally during the reporting period, with the spacecraft and subsystems all performing as expected. The first Open Time (OT1) Call for non Key Programme observing proposals closed on 22 July 2010. A total of 576 proposals were received.
Published: 30 August 2010
Report for Period 18 July to 14 August 2010 (week 29 - week 32)The reporting period, covering four weeks of Venus Express mission operations, was devoted to routine science activities. On 21 July the spacecraft entered a new quadrature phase that will last until 26 August. On 28 July a few anomalies were observed relating to the solid state mass...
Published: 18 August 2010
Report for the period 11 July to 30 July 2010This report covers 20 days of Rosetta mission operations. Payload operations associated with the flyby of asteroid Lutetia were completed on 11 July and the last three weeks have been mainly dedicated to downlinking the large volume of science data acquired. All the data have now been downlinked. The...
Published: 3 August 2010
Report for Period 20 June to 17 July 2010 (week 25 - week 28)The reporting period, covering four weeks of Venus Express mission operations, was devoted to routine science activities and has been nominal on the spacecraft side. The mission's ninth Earth occultation season, which started on 30 April 2010, has concluded on 11 July 2010. The regular...
Published: 21 July 2010
Report for Period 5 July to 10 July 2010On 10 July 2010 (DOY 191) at 15:44:57 UTC, Rosetta successfully flew past asteroid (21) Lutetia at a distance of 3160 km and with a relative speed of 15 km/s. The spectacular flyby manoeuvre was conducted as planned with the spacecraft autonomously tracking the asteroid. A large subset of the payload...
Published: 14 July 2010
Report for Period 28 June to 4 July 2010This report covers one week of Rosetta mission operations, which was fully dedicated to the refinement of the orbit determination in view of Rosetta's flyby of asteroid (21) Lutetia on 10 July 2010. Radiometric data and optical images are regularly processed to assess the spacecraft's trajectory relative...
Published: 7 July 2010
Report for Period 21 June to 27 June 2010This report covers one week of Rosetta mission operations. The navigation campaign for the upcoming flyby of asteroid Lutetia on 10 July 2010 is ongoing. Radiometric data and optical images are regularly processed to assess the spacecraft's trajectory relative to that of the asteroid.
Published: 1 July 2010
Report for period 18 May to 23 June 2010Mission operations of the Herschel space observatory continued nominally during the reporting period, with the spacecraft and subsystems all performing as expected. Herschel has successfully passed its first In-orbit Performance Review, which was held on 8 June at the European Space Operations Centre...
Published: 28 June 2010
Report for Period 5 June to 20 June 2010This report covers two weeks of Rosetta mission operations. The navigation campaign for the upcoming flyby of asteroid Lutetia on 10 July 2010 is ongoing. Radiometric data and optical images are regularly processed to assess the spacecraft's trajectory relative to that of the asteroid. Several slots are...
Published: 24 June 2010
Report for Period 23 May to 19 June 2010 (week 21 - week 24)The Venus Express spacecraft and instruments continue to perform nominally. The eclipse season that started on 7 April 2010 has concluded in this reporting period. The mission's ninth Earth occultation season is ongoing and will last until 11 July 2010.
Published: 23 June 2010
Report for Period 22 May to 4 June 2010This report covers two weeks of Rosetta mission operations. The navigation campaign for the upcoming flyby of asteroid Lutetia on 10 July 2010 is well underway. In addition to the ESA New Norcia ground station, the spacecraft as of now is also regularly tracked by NASA DSN ground stations. Rosetta's...
Published: 9 June 2010
Report for Period 25 April to 22 May 2010 (week 17 - week 20)The Venus Express spacecraft and instruments performed nominally during the reporting period. However, two occurrences of a minor anomaly with ASPERA led to the loss of part of the science data taken by the instrument on 27 April and on 7 May. On 30 April the mission's ninth Earth...
Published: 27 May 2010
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