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No. 204 - Mission Operations Update

No. 204 - Mission Operations Update

Report for Period 4 October to 10 October 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
1426 04/10/09 277

Communications pass over Cebreros

1427 05/10/09 278

Communications pass over Cebreros

1428 06/10/09 279

Communications pass over Cebreros

1429 07/10/09 280

Shortened communications pass over Cebreros due to maintenance of the ground station

1430 08/10/09 281

Communications pass over Cebreros

1431 09/10/09 282

Communications pass over Cebreros

1432 10/10/09 283

Communications pass over Cebreros

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 283) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 228.5 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 762 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
21-Oct-2019 00:00 UT

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