Venus Express orbit insertion
Science & Exploration

Venus Express reappears from behind Venus

11/04/2006 376 views 0 likes
ESA / Science & Exploration / Space Science / Venus Express

At 09:57 CEST today, ground controllers confirmed re-acquisition of the low-gain antenna signal from the Venus Express spacecraft, after 10 minutes of spacecraft occultation behind the planet.

The re-acquisition of this signal, received about six minutes before the end of the 50-minute main engine burn, confirms that Venus Express is so far moving at the expected velocity around the planet.

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