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No. 144 - Routine Operations

No. 144 - Routine Operations

Report for Period 10 August to 16 August 2008All operations have been nominal during the reporting period.

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

MET (Day) Date DOY Main Activity
1006 10/08/08 223 Routine Operations
1007 11/08/08 224 Routine Operations
1008 12/08/08 225 Routine Operations
1009 13/08/08 226

Routine Operations

1010 14/08/08 227 Routine Operations
1011 15/08/08 228

Routine Operations.
DDOR with New Norcia ground station

1012 16/08/08 229 Routine Operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 229) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 239.4 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 798 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

  • High gain antenna (HGA1) S-band carrier power test is planned for 15 December 2008
  • Next quadrature phase will start on 19 December 2008

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Last Update: 1 September 2019
11-Jul-2020 06:14 UT

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