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No. 68 - Mission Latest

No. 68 - Mission Latest

Report for Period 25 February to 03 March 2007 During the reporting period the mission operations have been conducted according to the plan. Science operations have been nominal. Radio science activities with the New Norcia ground station have been conducted as planned.

The table below shows a chronology of the main activities in the reporting period:

MET (Day) Date DOY VPER# Main Activity
474 25/02/07 056 310 Routine Mission Operations
475 26/02/07 057 311 Routine Mission Operations
476 27/02/07 058 312 Routine Mission Operations
477 28/02/07 059 313 Routine Mission Operations
478 01/03/07 060 314 Routine Mission Operations
479 02/03/07 061 315 Routine Mission Operations
480 03/03/07 062 316 Routine Mission Operations
TM information bit rate increased to 114kbps after pass.

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 062, 18:00z) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 207 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 690 seconds.


Payload Activities

ASPERA
The instrument is regularly operated as part of the routine plan.

MAG
The instrument is regularly operated as part of the routine plan.

PFS
This instrument is OFF and is not operated.

SPICAV
The instrument is regularly operated as part of the routine plan.

VeRa
Nothing to report.

VIRTIS
Nominal operation of VIRTIS continue.

VMC
Other than a small data anomaly the instrument continued being regularly operated as part of the routine plan.

Future Milestones

VIRTIS movie passes are scheduled for the second week of April (DOY 98-101). Planning of science operations during this event is now finished. The testing of operations during quadrature is on-going; the next quadrature phase will start in May 2007.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
17-Oct-2019 03:00 UT

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