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Mars Global Surveyor Status Report 9 Oct 2002

Status Report From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2002

  • Launch / Days since Launch = Nov. 7, 1996 / 2163 days
  • Start of Mapping / Days since Start of Mapping = April 1, 1999 / 1288 days
  • Total Mapping Orbits = 16,036
  • Total Orbits = 17,719

Recent Events:

Background Sequences - The spacecraft is operating nominally in performing the beta-supplement daily recording and transmission of science data. The mm215 sequence executed successfully from 02-276 (10/03/02) through 02-278 (10/05/02). The mm216 sequence has performed well since it started on 02-279 (10/06/02). It terminates on 02-282 (10/09/02). The mm217 sequence, successfully uplinked on 02-281 (10/08/02), begins executing near the end of day on 02-282 10/09/02).

Other - Fifteen Roll Only Targeted Observations (ROTOs) were performed successfully by the mz206 & mz207 minisequences. MGS has completed 337 ROTOs to date.

Spacecraft Health:

Spacecraft subsystems report good health and status.

Uplinks:

There have been 13 uplinks to the spacecraft during the past week, including new star catalog and ephemeris files, instrument command loads, the mz207 & mz208 ROTO mini-sequences, and the mm216 & mm217 background sequences. 7,090 command files have been radiated to the spacecraft since launch.

Upcoming Events:

ROTOs are planned for next week in the mz208 & mz209 mini-sequences.

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