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No. 127 - Routine Operations

No. 127 - Routine Operations

Report for Period 13 April to 19 April 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
887 13/04/08 104 Routine Operations
888 14/04/08 105 Routine Operations
889 15/04/08 106 Routine Operations.
Shorter communications pass because of Cebreros Phoenix DDOR support
890 16/04/08 107 Routine Operations.
Upload of new on-board control procedure to handle onboard enabling/disabling of telemetry routing to virtual channel zero (VC0)
891 17/04/08 108 Routine Operations
892 18/04/08 109 Routine Operations
893 19/04/08 110 Routine Operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 110) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 249 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 830 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

  • Operational usage of the newly uploaded on-board control procedure for the disabling of VC0 (for spacecraft housekeeping telemetry) routing outside visibility
  • Release the HGA-1 S-band anomaly report


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Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Sep-2020 18:20 UT

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