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No. 138 - Routine Operations

No. 138 - Routine Operations

Report for Period 29 June to 5 July 2008All operations have been nominal during the reporting period. The telecommunication (TC) bit rate has been increased to 2 kbps.

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

MET (Day) Date DOY Main Activity
964 29/06/08 181 Routine Operations
965 30/06/08 182 Routine Operations
966 01/07/08 183 Routine Operations.
TC bitrate increased to 2 kbps
967 02/07/08 184 Routine Operations
968 03/07/08 185 Routine Operations
969 04/07/08 186 Routine Operations
970 05/07/08 187 Routine operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 187) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 256.6 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 855 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
11-Jul-2020 06:09 UT

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