Tag Archives: Status Reports

Venus Express Status Report 247

Report for the period 29 April 2012 to 26 May 2012. Includes routine planned operations, two orbit correction manoeuvres, the end of the eighth Atmospheric Drag Experiment (ADE) campaign, and the continuation of the mission’s longest Earth occultation season.

Full report published on the ESA Science and Technology website on 11 October 2012.

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Venus Express Status Report 246

Report for the period 1 April to 28 April 2012. Includes the end of special operations for a quadrature season, routine planned operations at low telemetry downlink data rates, the end of the twentieth solar eclipse season, the start of the eighth Atmospheric Drag Experiment (ADE) Campaign, and the continuation of the mission’s longest Earth occultation season

Full report published on the ESA Science and Technology website on 23 August 2012.

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Venus Express Status Report 245

Report for the period 4 March to 31 March 2012. Includes routine planned operations at maximum and minimum telemetry downlink data rates, the continuation of the twentieth eclipse season, and the beginning of the mission’s longest Earth occultation season. The entire reporting period fell during a quadrature season, which entails special operational requirements. A large solar flare on 7 March caused the spacecraft’s star trackers to be blinded completely for three days, during which science operations were halted.

Full report published on the ESA Science and Technology website on 17 August 2012.

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Venus Express Status Report 244

Report for the period between 5 February and 3 March 2012. This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes routine planned operations at moderate but increasing telemetry downlink data rates, the start of the twentieth eclipse season, and two orbit correction manoeuvres.

Full report published on the ESA Science and Technology website on 4 May 2012.

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Venus Express Status Report 243

Report for the period 15 January to 4 February 2012. Includes routine planned operations at moderate but increasing telemetry downlink data rates, the seventh Atmospheric Drag Experiment campaign, and the raising of pericentre at the end of the campaign.

Full report published on the ESA Science and Technology website on 23 March 2012.

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