Venus Express anomaly

Paris (ESA) Dec 08, 2014

On 28 November 2014, the flight control team at ESOC reported loss of contact with Venus Express.

It is possible that the remaining fuel on board VEX was exhausted during the recent periapsis-raising manoeuvres (see blog post here) and that the spacecraft is no longer in a stable attitude (the spacecraft’s high-gain antenna must be kept pointed toward Earth to ensure reliable radio contact —> Read More Here


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