Venus Express coverage of Venus (14 October to 10 November 2012)
This figure shows coverage of Venus by orbital tracks during the reporting period from 14 October to 10 November 2012 (medium term plan (MTP) #85). The sequence of lines to the left shows the ascending branches of the orbits and the purple colour indicates that the spacecraft is in darkness. The sequence of lines to the right shows the descending branches, and the yellow colour indicates that the spacecraft is in sunlight. The position of the terminator - the dividing line between the day- and night-sides of the planet - 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). Yellow triangles (if present) denote start and end of solar eclipses; blue triangles (if present) denote beginning and end of Earth occultations.
The surface targets observed during this reporting period included Bell Regio and Central Eistla Regio, both of which are regions of possible volcanic hotspots.