Voyager Mission Operations Status Report # 2013-10-11  Week Ending  October 11, 2013

 

Command Transmission & Verification Operations

 

Voyager 1 command operations consisted of the uplink of a Command Loss Timer Reset on 10/07 [DOY 280/1800z].  The spacecraft received the command.

 

Voyager 2 command operations consisted of the uplink of seven bracketed Command Loss Timer Resets sent on five-minute centers using 0.5 Hz steps on 10/10 [DOY 283/1512z].  The spacecraft received three of the seven commands sent.

 

Sequence Generation Operations

 

Continue sequence development of CCSL B162.

 

Data Return Operations

 

Voyager 1 Data Processing and Operations:

 

There were 54.8 hours of DSN scheduled support for Voyager 1 of which 53.8 hours were large aperture coverage.  There were no real-time or schedule support changes made or significant outages during the period.

 

 

Science instrument performance was nominal for all activities during this period.  One frame of GS-4 data was recorded this week.  A second frame of GS-4 data was recorded on October 6.  The third frame of GS-4 data was recorded on October 11.  The EDR backlog is 2 days.

 

Voyager 2 Data Processing and Operations:

 

There were 45.7 hours of DSN scheduled support for Voyager 2 of which 33.3 hours were large aperture coverage.  There were no real-time or schedule support changes made or significant outages during the period.

 

Science instrument performance was nominal for all activities during this period.  The EDR backlog is 2 days.

 

Flight System Performance

 

Voyager 1 performance was nominal during this report period.  Activity included a PMPCAL on 10/8 (DOY 281).

 

Voyager 2 performance was nominal during this report period.

 

PROPELLANT/POWER CONSUMABLES STATUS AS OF THIS REPORT

 

 

Spacecraft

Consumption

One Week (Gm)

Propellant

Remaining (Kg)

Output

(Watts)

Margin

(Watts)

1

5.09

20.08

259.7

20

2

5.39

26.05

260.9

31

 

 

RANGE, VELOCITY AND ROUND TRIP LIGHT TIME AS OF THIS REPORT

 

 

Voyager 1

Voyager 2

Distance from the Sun (Km)

18,804,000,000

15,403,000,000

Distance from the Sun (Mi)

11,684,000,000

9,571,000,000

Distance from the Earth (Km)

18,870,000,000

15,400,000,000

Distance from the Earth (Mi)

11,725,000,000

9,569,000,000

Total Distance Traveled Since Launch (Km)

25,567,000,000

24,495,000,000

Total Distance Traveled Since Launch (Mi)

15,887,000,000

15,221,000,000

Velocity Relative to Sun  (Km/sec)

17.036

15.423

Velocity Relative to Sun  (Mi/hr)

38,109

34,500

Velocity Relative to Earth  (Km/sec)

43.779

41.766

Velocity Relative to Earth  (Mi/hr)

97,929

93,427

Round Trip Light Time (hh:mm:ss)

34:57:16

28:32:16