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No. 207 - Mission Operations Update

No. 207 - Mission Operations Update

Report for Period 25 October to 31 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
1447 25/10/09 298

Communications pass over Cebreros

1448 26/10/09 299

Communications pass over Cebreros

1449 27/10/09 300

Communications pass over Cebreros

1450 28/10/09 301

Communications pass over Cebreros

1451 29/10/09 302

Communications pass over Cebreros

1452 30/10/09 303

Communications pass over Cebreros

1453 31/10/09 304

Communications pass over Cebreros

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 304) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 239 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 798 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 radio science observations were made 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

  • Pre-solar conjunction test with the New Norcia ground station on 16 November 2009
  • Pre-solar conjunction test with the Cebreros ground station on 9 December 2009
  • Venus at superior conjunction on 11 January 2010. Venus Express superior conjunction operations: 29 December 2009 to 22 January 2010


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Last Update: 1 September 2019
29-Oct-2020 17:43 UT

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