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The Ground Segment and Mission Operations

The Ground Segment and Mission Operations

Publication date: 02 November 2007

Authors: Warhaut, M., et al.

Journal: ESA Special Publication
Volume: SP 1295
Page: 1-15
Year: 2007

Copyright: ESA

Following launch and its 5-month interplanetary cruise, Venus Express was injected into a 24 h orbit around Venus. It is now conducting science observations for two Venusian days (486 Earth-days). This paper describes the ground system infrastructure, the orbital requirements and mission control parameters, the flight operations concept, principles and implementation for the various mission phases and payload operations, and the mission products to be made available to the scientific community.

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