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No. 156 - Eclipse Season

No. 156 - Eclipse Season

Report for Period 2 November to 8 November 2008Nominal operations were conducted during the reporting period. The batteries continue to perform nominally during the eclipse season that started on 19 September and will end on 11 November. VIRTIS was only operated in the visual channels.

The table below shows a chronology of the main activities:

MET (Day) Date DOY Main Activity
1090 02/11/08 307 Routine Operations
1091 03/11/08 308 Routine Operations.
New Norcia Occultation RSI observations
1092 04/11/08 309 Routine Operations
1093 05/11/08 310

Routine Operations.
New Norcia Occultation RSI observations

1094 06/11/08 311 Routine Operations
1095 07/11/08 312

Routine Operations.
New Norcia Occultation RSI observations

1096 08/11/08 313 Routine Operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 313) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 173.3 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 577.7 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
Occultation measurements were taken during the reporting period on DOY 308, 310 and 312 with the New Norcia ground station.

VIRTIS
The instrument was regularly operated as part of the routine plan.
VIRTIS is operated in the visual channel only.

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
10-Jul-2020 11:18 UT

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