Lunar Prospector Status Report #28
April 16, 1998 - 12:00 midnight GMT
NOTE: There was no status report last week.
The Lunar Prospector spacecraft continues to perform well and all instruments continue to collect good data.
The attitude data has been reprocessed, verifying that the last two maneuvers have executed as planned. The reason for the conflicting attitude data was that the effects of gravity gradient on the attitude had not been accounted for. The attitude model is being updated to include that effect. The next attitude reorientation is scheduled for 4/27.
Current spacecraft state (00:00 4/16/98 GMT):
Downlink: 3600 bps
Spin Rate: 11.96 rpm
Spin Axis Attitude:
Latitude: 83 deg
Longitude: 125 deg
Periselene Alt: 87.6 km
Aposelene Alt: 110.9 km
Period: 118 minutes
Inclination: 90.0 deg
Occultations: 35 minutes
Eclipses: 46 minute
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