Venus Express coverage of Venus (19 August to 15 September 2012)
This figure shows coverage of Venus by orbital tracks during the reporting period from 19 August to 15 September 2012 (medium term plan (MTP) #83).
The sequence of lines to the left shows the ascending branches of the orbits and the yellow colour indicates that the spacecraft is in daylight. The sequence of lines to the right shows the descending branches, and the purple colour indicate that the spacecraft is in darkness. The position of the terminator - indicated by the two brightness levels of the background image - corresponds to the last orbit of this MTP.
Purple triangles along the top are the pericentre locations (on left, at the top of the ascending branches) and along the bottom are the apocentre locations (on right, at the bottom of the descending branches). Blue triangles denote beginning and end of Earth occultations.