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No. 124 - Routine Operations

No. 124 - Routine Operations

Report for Period 23 March to 29 March 2008Routine operations continued nominally as planned.

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

MET (Day) Date DOY Main Activity
866 23/03/08 083 Routine Operations
867 24/03/08 084 Routine Operations
868 25/03/08 085 Routine Operations
869 26/03/08 086 Routine Operations.
Shorter communications pass because of Cebreros Phoenix DDOR support
870 27/03/08 087 Routine Operations
871 28/03/08 088 Routine Operations
872 29/03/08 089 Routine Operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 089) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 239.2 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 797.3 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 10:22 UT

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