Venus Express coverage of Venus from 18 August 2013 to 14 September 2013
This figure shows coverage of Venus by orbital tracks during this reporting period, 18 August to 14 September 2013 (medium term plan (MTP) #96).
The sequence of lines to the left shows the ascending branches of the orbits. The sequence of lines to the right shows the descending branches. The purple colour indicates that the spacecraft is in darkness; the yellow colour indicates that the spacecraft is in sunlight. The position of 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 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 node). Yellow triangles (if present) denote start and end of solar eclipse; blue triangles (if present) denote beginning and end of Earth occultations.
The twenty-fifth eclipse season started and the first SO2 campaign continued during this reporting period.