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No. 118 - Routine Operations

No. 118 - Routine Operations

Report for Period 10 February to 16 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
824 10/02/08 041 Routine Operations
825 11/02/08 042 Routine Operations
826 12/02/08 043 Routine Operations
827 13/02/08 044 Routine Operations
828 14/02/08 045 Routine Operations
829 15/02/08 046 Routine Operations
830 16/02/08 047 Routine operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 047, 12:00z) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 212 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 704 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 NNO every day (DOY 041 to 047) 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 10:54 UT

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