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No. 202 - Mission Operations Update

No. 202 - Mission Operations Update

Report for Period 20 September to 26 September 2009The Venus Express spacecraft and instruments performed nominally during this week.

The table below shows a chronology of the main activities:

MET
(Day)
Date DOY Main Activity
1412 20/09/09 263

Communications pass over Cebreros

1413 21/09/09 264

Communications pass over Cebreros

1414 22/09/09 265

Communications pass over Cebreros

1415 23/09/09 266

Communications pass over Cebreros

1416 24/09/09 267

Communications pass over Cebreros

1417 25/09/09 268

Communications pass over Cebreros

1418 26/09/09 269

Communications pass over Cebreros

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 269) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 219.1 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 730 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
VIRTIS-M was operated in the visual channels only.

VMC
The instrument was regularly operated as part of the routine plan.


Future Milestones

  • Atmospheric drag measurements: 12 to 17 October 2009
  • Superior conjunction: 29 December 2009 to 22 January 2010


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Last Update: 1 September 2019
18-Oct-2019 08:31 UT

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