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No. 123 - Routine Operations

No. 123 - Routine Operations

Report for Period 16 March to 22 March 2008Routine operations continued nominally as planned.

The battery discharge test has been postponed to a more favourable time (currently during the next quadrature phase in January 2009, TBC). The first draft of the battery deep discharge test has been released. Detailed procedures will be prepared and reviewed.

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

MET (Day) Date DOY Main Activity
859 16/03/08 076 Routine Operations
860 17/03/08 077 Routine Operations
861 18/03/08 078 Routine Operations
862 19/03/08 079 Routine Operations.
Time correlation after pass
863 20/03/08 080 Routine Operations
864 21/03/08 081 Routine Operations
865 22/03/08 082 Routine Operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 082) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 235.4 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 785.3 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 observations were made during the reporting period.

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

  • New on-board control procedure for the disabling of virtual channel zero (VC0) routing outside visibility. VC0 is used for spacecraft housekeeping telemetry
  • Release the HGA-1 S-band anomaly report


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Last Update: 1 September 2019
31-Oct-2020 11:12 UT

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