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No. 152 - Eclipse Season

No. 152 - Eclipse Season

Report for Period 5 October to 11 October 2008Nominal operations were conducted during the reporting period. The batteries are performing nominally since the start of the eclipse season on 19 September.

The table below shows a chronology of the main activities:

MET (Day) Date DOY Main Activity
1062 05/10/08 279 Routine Operations
1063 06/10/08 280 Routine Operations
1064 07/10/08 281 Routine Operations
1065 08/10/08 282

Routine Operations

1066 09/10/08 283 Routine Operations
1067 10/10/08 284

Routine Operations

1068 11/10/08 285 Routine Operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 285) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 198.9 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 663 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
20-Sep-2020 18:11 UT

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