Venus Express coverage of Venus (27 May to 23 June 2012)
This figure shows coverage of Venus by orbital tracks during the reporting period from 27 May to 23 June 2012 (medium term plan (MTP) #80).
The orbit sequence to the left shows the ascending branch. The position of terminator corresponds to the last orbit of this MTP. Purple triangles along the top are pericentre locations (on left, at the top of the ascending branch) and along the bottom are apocentre locations (on right, at the bottom of the descending branch). Yellow triangles denote start and end of solar eclipse; blue triangles denote beginning and end of Earth occultations.
During this period, geometric conditions prevented the imaging of any surface features.