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No. 139 - Preparing for Pericentre Lowering Manoeuvres
15 July 2008
Report for Period 6 July to 12 July 2008
All operations have been nominal during the reporting period.
Between 13 July and 5 August 2008 a series of manoeuvres is performed to lower the pericentre altitude of Venus Express (see also the link on the right hand side for more details).
The first pair of manoeuvres (one manoeuvre to raise the apocentre altitude and one to lower the pericentre altitude) was planned and uploaded to the spacecraft. The two manoeuvres will be executed during the next reporting period.
The table below shows a chronology of the main activities in the reporting period:
At the end of the last Cebreros pass in the reporting period (DOY 194) Venus Express was orbiting Venus at 254.7 million km from the Earth. The one-way signal travel time was 849 seconds.
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