Asset Publisher

No. 157 - End of Eclipse Season

No. 157 - End of Eclipse Season

Report for Period 9 November to 15 November 2008Nominal operations were conducted during the reporting period. The batteries have performed nominally during the eclipse season that started on 19 September and ended on 12 November 2008 (DOY 317). VIRTIS was only operated in the visual channels.

The next eclipse season will begin on 15 January 2008. A detailed study of battery performance during the season will be carried out.

The table below shows a chronology of the main activities:

MET (Day) Date DOY Main Activity
1097 09/11/08 314 Routine Operations.
New Norcia Occultation RSI observations
1098 10/11/08 315 Routine Operations
1099 11/11/08 316

Routine Operations.
New Norcia Occultation RSI observations

1100 12/11/08 317

Routine Operations.
End of eclipse season

1101 13/11/08 318 Routine Operations.
New Norcia Occultation RSI observations
1102 14/11/08 319

Routine Operations

1103 15/11/08 320 Routine Operations.
New Norcia Occultation RSI observations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 320) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 166.5 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 555.0 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 314, 316, 318 and 320 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

---
Legal disclaimer
This report is based on the ESOC mission operations report, MOR #157. Please see the copyright section of the legal disclaimer (bottom of this page) for terms of use.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Sep-2020 17:21 UT

ShortUrl Portlet

Shortcut URL

https://sci.esa.int/s/890keJW

Images And Videos

Related Publications

Related Links

See Also

Documentation