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No. 129 - Routine Operations

No. 129 - Routine Operations

Report for Period 27 April to 3 May 2008Operations have been nominal during the reporting period. During this week the new on-board control procedure (OBCP) to enable/disable the routing of virtual channel zero (VC0, for spacecraft housekeeping telemetry) was routinely used.

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

MET (Day) Date DOY Main Activity
901 27/04/08 118 Routine Operations
902 28/04/08 119 Routine Operations
903 29/04/08 120 Routine Operations.
Short pass due to Phoenix support
904 30/04/08 121 Routine Operations
905 01/05/08 122 Routine Operations
906 02/05/08 123 Routine Operations
907 03/05/08 124 Routine operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 124) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 253.9 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 846 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 performed 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

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


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Last Update: 1 September 2019
31-Oct-2020 07:33 UT

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