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No. 116 - Routine Operations

No. 116 - Routine Operations

Report for Period 27 January to 02 February 2008Routine activities were carried out during the reporting period apart from a brief entry into safe mode.

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

MET (Day) Date DOY Main Activity
810 27/01/08 027 Recovery from safe mode #6
811 28/01/08 028 Resumption of science activities
812 29/01/08 029 Routine Operations
813 30/01/08 030 Routine Operations
814 31/01/08 031 Routine Operations
815 01/02/08 032 Routine Operations
816 02/02/08 033 Routine operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 033, 12:00z) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 203.4 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 678 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
Two Occultation passes with DSN took place during this period, on DOY 031 and 033. Both were nominally completed.

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

  • Conjunction operations strategy
Last Update: 1 September 2019
2-Jul-2022 10:31 UT

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