Venus Express coverage of Venus from 15 September to 12 October 2013
This figure shows coverage of Venus by orbital tracks during this reporting period, 15 September to 12 October 2013 (medium term plan (MTP) 97).
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 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 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.
During this period, the surface features observed included Comnena Crater (1.2°N, 343.7°E), Gula Mons (21.9°N, 359.1°E) and Sif Mons (22.0°N, 352.4°E).