- Press Release
- August 13, 2022
Mars Global Surveyor Status Report 26 July 2000
(DOY 201/19:00:00 to DOY 208/19:00:00 UTC)
Launch / Days since Launch = Nov. 7, 1996 / 1358 days
Start of Mapping / Days since Start of Mapping = April 1, 1999 / 482 days Total Mapping Orbits = 6189
Total Orbits = 7792
Background Sequences — The spacecraft continues to operate nominally in performing the beta-supplement daily recording and transmission of science data. The mm054 sequence executed successfully from 00-202 (7/20/00) through 00-204 (7/22/00). The mm055 sequence has performed well since it started on 00-205 (7/23/00). It terminates on 00-208 (7/26/00). The mm056 sequence, successfully uplinked on 00-207 (7/25/00), begins executing on 00-209 (7/27/00).
All subsystems report nominal health.
There have been 13 uplinks to the spacecraft during the last week, including new star catalogs and ephemeris files, instrument command loads, and the background sequences cited above. On 00-203 (7/21/00) we successfully demonstrated the capability to perform uplinks using the new DSS-14 X-band transmitter. There have been 4752 command files radiated to the spacecraft since launch.
The mm057 background sequence will be uplinked 00-210 (7/28/00). The MOLA will be turned-on on 00-214 (8/1/00). Radio Science Occultation Egress Scans will take place 00-221 (8/8/00) and 00-222 (8/9/00).