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No. 117 - Routine Operations

No. 117 - Routine Operations

Report for Period 03 February to 09 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
817 03/02/08 034 Routine Operations
818 04/02/08 035 Routine Operations
819 05/02/08 036 Routine Operations
820 06/02/08 037 Routine Operations
821 07/02/08 038 Routine Operations
822 08/02/08 039 Routine Operations. Orbit change manoeuvre
823 02/02/08 040 Routine operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 040, 12:00z) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 206.7 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 688 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
Occultation passes took place with DSN (DOY 035) and NNO (DOY 040) and 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

  • Operations planning for solar conjunction starting end of May
Last Update: 1 September 2019
2-Jul-2022 11:43 UT

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