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No. 110 - Routine Operations

No. 110 - Routine Operations

Report for Period 16 December to 22 December 2007The activities during this week cover routine operations. In addition, heavy snow fall in Cebreros caused some problems with data download. The data was eventually downloaded in the subsequent days.

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

MET (Day) Date DOY Main Activity
761 16/12/07 350 Routine Operations
762 17/12/07 351 Routine Operations
763 18/12/07 352 Routine Operations
Heavy snows in Cebreros delaying data download
764 19/12/07 353 Routine Operations
Data recovery started
765 20/12/07 354 Routine Operations
Data recovery completed
766 21/12/07 355 Routine Operations
767 22/12/07 356 Routine operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 356, 12:00z) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 162.8 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 542 seconds.

Payload Activities

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

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

PFS
The instrument was not operated during the reporting period.

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

VeRA
No RSI activities took place this week.

VIRTIS
The instrument was regularly operated as part of the routine plan.

VMC
The instrument was regularly operated as part of the routine plan.

Future Milestones

  • Christmas period planning
  • Start of gravity campaign 3 with New Norcia on 27/12/2007
  • New Norcia and Cebreros scheduling for 2008

Last Update: 1 September 2019
30-Nov-2021 18:45 UT

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