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No. 130 - Routine Operations

No. 130 - Routine Operations

Report for Period 4 May to 10 May 2008Routine operations continued nominally as planned.

Three passes were split into two parts in order to allow ground station support for Phoenix delta-differential one-way ranging (DDOR). It should be noted that the second part of the pass on DOY 125 was not used for science dumping due to the fact that it was of short duration. The science data dumps were caught up in subsequent passes.

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

MET (Day) Date DOY Main Activity
908 04/05/08 125 Routine Operations.
Split pass for Phoenix DDOR
909 05/05/08

126

Routine Operations
910 06/05/08 127 Routine Operations.
Split pass for Phoenix DDOR
911 07/05/08 128 Routine Operations.
Split pass for Phoenix DDOR
912 08/05/08 129 Routine Operations
913 09/05/08 130 Routine Operations
914 10/05/08 131 Routine Operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 131) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 255.8 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 853 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 M instrument was only operated on DOY 128, the H instrument was not operated during the reporting period at all.

VMC
The instrument was regularly operated as part of the routine plan.

Future Milestones

  • Start preparation of solar conjunction activities
  • Release the HGA-1 S-band anomaly report


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

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