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No. 137 - Routine Operations

No. 137 - Routine Operations

Report for Period 22 June to 28 June 2008The reporting period was the first complete week of nominal science operations after the solar conjunction phase.

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

MET (Day) Date DOY Main Activity
957 22/06/08 174 Routine Operations
958 23/06/08 175 Routine Operations
959 24/06/08 176 Routine Operations
960 25/06/08 177 Routine Operations
961 26/06/08 178 Routine Operations
962 27/06/08 179 Routine Operations
963 28/06/08 180 Routine operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 180) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 257.8 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 860 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

  • Beginning of pericentre lowering operation, scheduled for 13 July 2008
  • Organise an S-band carrier power test after solar conjunction

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Last Update: 1 September 2019
10-Jul-2020 11:04 UT

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