A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

URL ftp://npsa01.esac.esa.int/pub/mirror/VENUS-EXPRESS/SPICAV-SOIR/VEX-Y-V-SPICAV-3-SOIR-EXT2-V4.0
DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jxkqiot
Abstract The Venus Express SPICAV SOIR PSA level 1B data set contains raw measurements from the SOIR channel of the SPICAV spectrometer collected during the cruise and Venus orbit phases
Description Data Set Overview = The data set contains SOIR data covering observations performed from orbit 1136 to orbit 1584. An extensive description on how to use these data can be found in the EAICD (Archive Interface Document) in the DOCUMENT directory. This set contains raw data. To this calibrated data set another data set corresponds and can be found under DATA_SET_ID 'VEX-Y/V-SPICAV-2-SOIR-EXT2-V4.0' and DATA_SET_NAME 'VENUS EXPRESS SKY/VENUS SPICAV 2 EXT2 SOIR V4.0' with raw data. Essential Reading = The following documents, located in the DOCUMENTS directory are essential for the understanding and interpretation of this data set: Name Description ---------------------------- --------------------------------------EAICD SOIR Archive Interface Control Document INSTRUMENT_PAPER SOIR instrument paper (Applied Optics) TMTC SOIR TM/TC description FLIGHT_USER_MANUAL SPICAV+SOIR Flight User Manual INSTRUMENT_CALIBRATION_PAPER SOIR calibration paper (Applied Optics) INSTRUMENT_DESC short SOIR instrument description SOIR_DATAFILE_DESC contents of the data files which are delivered in the SOIR data set SOIR_CALIBRATION_DESC calibration of the SOIR data which are delivered in the SOIR dataset. INSTRUMENT_MODE_DESC different operating modes of the SOIR spectrometer VEX_POINTING_MODE_DESC different spacecraft pointing modes. VEX_SCIENCE_CASE_ID_DESC 10 different Venus Express science cases VEX_ORIENTATION_DESC usage of the VEX spacecraft orientation OBSERVATION_TYPE_DESC different observation types of SOIR SOIR_DATA_QUALITY description of quality labels in data set Related Data Sets = ID NAME ---------------- ----------------------------------------------VEX-Y/V-SPICAV-2-SOIR-EXT2-V4.0 VENUS EXPRESS SKY/VENUS SPICAV 2 SOIR EXT2 V4.0 VEX-Y/V-SPICAV-3-SOIR-EXT2-V4.0 VENUS EXPRESS SKY/VENUS SPICAV 3 SOIR EXT2 V4.0 VEX-Y/V-SPICAV-2-SOIR-EXT2-V4.0 VENUS EXPRESS SKY/VENUS SPICAV 2 SOIR EXT2 ...
Instrument SPICAV-SOIR
Temporal Coverage 2009-05-31T00:00:00Z/2010-08-22T23:59:59Z
Version V4.0
Mission Description Mission Overview Venus Express is ESA's first mission to Venus. It reuses the design of the Mars Express spacecraft. Many of the instruments are simply upgraded versions of those developed for ESA's Mars Express and Rosetta missions. The scientific objectives of the mission is to study the atmosphere, the plasma environment, and the surface of Venus in great detail. Venus Express was launched by a Soyuz-Fregat launcher from the Baikonour Cosmodrome on 9 November 2005. After separation, Venus Express, of mass 1244 kg,was placed into an interplanetary transfer orbit during approximately 150 days. After a 153 day cruise to Venus the spacecraft entered Venusian orbit on 11 april 2006. The first capture orbit was an eccentric polar and lasted 9 days. Several manoeuvres over the period 15 April-6 May 2006 lowered the spacecraft into its operational orbit: a 24-hour elliptical, quasi-polar orbit. The pericentre altitude is 250 kms and the apocentre altitude is 66000 kms. Pericentre altitude 250 km Apocentre altitude 66000 km Period 24 h Inclination ~90 deg Pericentre latitude 80 deg The mission has been described in many papers [ESA2005; HUNTER2004]. Details about the mission launch sequence and timeline can be obtained from the Mission Calendar [DAUVIN2005] and from the Consolidated Report on Mission Analysis (CREMA) [SANCHEZ&RODRIGU2005]. Mission Phases The mission timeline defines the different spacecraft and payload operations required per phase to prepare the spacecraft for Venus operational orbit acquisition, science data acquisition and transmission. Six nominal mission phases plus the pre-launch phase are defined for achieving the scientific mission objectives. They are detailed below. PRELAUNCH --------- Pre-launch operations started approximately 6 months before the launch and covered the period from delivery of the spacecraft to the launch site until L-8 hrs in the launch countdown...
Date Published 2013-05-24
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-05-24, VEX-Y-V-SPICAV-3-SOIR-EXT2, V4.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jxkqiot