SpaceRef

SpaceRef


ESA Venus Express Status Report No. 69 - Mission Operations Report

Status Report From: ESA Venus Express Mission
Posted: Sunday, April 1, 2007

image

11 Mar 2007 14:17 Report for Period 04 March to 10 March 2007 During the reporting period the mission operations have been conducted according to the plan. Science operations have been nominal.


The table below shows a chronology of the main activities in the reporting period:

MET (Day) Date DOY VPER# Main Activity
481 04/03/07 063 317 Routine Mission Operations
482 05/03/07 064 318 Routine Mission Operations
483 06/03/07 065 319 Routine Mission Operations
484 07/03/07 066 320 Recovery of TM after G/S problems 
485 08/03/07 067 321 Routine Mission Operations
486 09/03/07 068 322 Routine Mission Operations
487 10/03/07 069 323 Routine Mission Operations

At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 069, 18:00z) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 202 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 672 seconds.


Payloads

ASPERA
The instrument is regularly operated as part of the routine plan.

MAG
The instrument is regularly operated as part of the routine plan.

PFS
This instrument is OFF and is not operated.

SPICAV
The instrument is regularly operated as part of the routine plan.

VeRa
Nothing to report.

VIRTIS
Nominal operations of VIRTIS continue.

VMC
The instrument is regularly operated as part of the routine plan.

Future Milestones

VIRTIS movie passes are scheduled for the second week of April (DOY 98-101). Planning of science operations during this event is now finished. The testing of operations during quadrature is on-going; the next quadrature phase will start in May 2007.

// end //

More status reports and news releases or top stories.

Please follow SpaceRef on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.

NanoRacks