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Mars Global Surveyor Status Report 13 Dec 2000
Mars Global Surveyor Status Report
Wednesday, December 13, 2000 (DOY 341/19:00:00 to DOY 348/19:00:00 UTC)
Launch / Days since Launch = Nov. 7, 1996 / 1498 days
Start of Mapping / Days since Start of Mapping = April 1, 1999 / 622 days Total Mapping Orbits = 7,902
Total Orbits = 9,505
Background Sequences — The spacecraft continues to operate nominally in performing the beta-supplement daily recording and transmission of science data. The mm094 sequence executed successfully from 00-342 (12/7/00) through 00-344 (12/9/00). The mm095 sequence has performed well since it started on 00-345 (12/10/00). It terminates on 00-348 (12/13/00). The mm096 sequence, successfully uplinked on 00-347 (12/12/00), begins executing on 00-349 (12/14/00).
Other – No special science scans were conducted this week. Science Campaign F started on 00-345 (12/10/00) and lasts until 00-356 (12/21/00). MGS is receiving 24 hour/day coverage during the campaign, greatly increasing the amount of high resolution real-time science data that it transmits to Earth.
All subsystems report nominal health.
There have been 7 uplinks to the spacecraft during the last week, including instrument command loads and the sequences cited above. There have been 5,007 command files radiated to the spacecraft since launch.
The mm097 background sequence will be uplinked on 00-350 (12/15/00). Radio Science Occultation Egress Scans, scheduled for 00-353 (12/18/00) through 00-356 (12/21/00), will be commanded by the mz065,mz066, & mz067 mini-sequences.