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No. 148 - Routine Operations

No. 148 - Routine Operations

Report for Period 7 September to 13 September 2008Nominal Venus Express mission operations were conducted during the reporting period.

The table below shows a chronology of the main activities:

MET (Day) Date DOY Main Activity
1034 07/09/08 251 Routine Operations
1035 08/09/08 252 Routine Operations
1036 09/09/08 253 Routine Operations
1037 10/09/08 254

Routine Operations

1038 11/09/08 255 Routine Operations
1039 12/09/08 256

Routine Operations

1040 13/09/08 257 Routine Operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 257) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 221.4 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 738 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 measurements were taken 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 04:12 UT

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