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Paolo
post Mar 13 2010, 11:29 AM
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I thought it was time to start a separate thread on this mission, launching soon
some good medium-resolution images of the spacecraft are available on JAXA digital archives
http://jda.jaxa.jp/jda/p3_e.php?time=N&...mp;mission=4066


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post Nov 19 2010, 08:51 PM
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Date of AKATSUKI injection to Venus orbit

http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/f17/index_e.html

JAXA decided to emit jets from the orbital maneuvering engine (OME) of the AKATSUKI at 8:49:00 a.m. on Dec. 7 (Japan Standard Time, all the following dates and time are in JST) to inject the orbiter into the Venus orbit. Under the current schedule, the OME jet emission will be completed at 9:01:00 a.m. on the same day, and the Venus orbit will be determined around 9:00 p.m. also on the same day after some attitude control maneuvers including the Earth pointing maneuver of the Z axis.

The AKATSUKI will study the Venus atmosphere for about two years after being injected into the Venus orbit

8:49:00 a.m. on Dec. 7 JST (11:49:00 p.m. on Dec. 6 UTC)

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What I'm wondering is when Akatsuki will start taking images of Venus as the spacecraft nears arrival...and when JAXA will release 'em smile.gif


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- Paolo   Akatsuki Venus Climate Orbiter   Mar 13 2010, 11:29 AM
- - Greg Hullender   Here's a link to the Akatski "Special Sit...   Mar 13 2010, 04:23 PM
|- - punkboi   March 18, 2010 Updated AKATSUKI leaves for Tanega...   Mar 18 2010, 06:00 PM
|- - robspace54   http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/f17/overview/akatsuki...   Mar 22 2010, 02:08 PM
- - punkboi   The IKAROS solar sail is set to join Akatsuki at T...   Mar 23 2010, 05:34 PM
- - Vultur   IKAROS sounds really cool, is there any website to...   Mar 29 2010, 06:09 AM
- - punkboi   IKAROS is now inside a clean room at the Tanegashi...   Apr 2 2010, 05:57 AM
- - punkboi   There haven't been any online updates about Ak...   Apr 20 2010, 07:12 AM
|- - punkboi   Akatsuki and IKAROS are now mated together in the ...   Apr 30 2010, 06:26 AM
- - punkboi   Akatsuki and IKAROS ready for fairing encapsulatio...   May 1 2010, 07:52 AM
|- - Mark6   Well, I had to update my long-neglected web page: ...   May 3 2010, 03:27 PM
||- - Paolo   QUOTE (Mark6 @ May 3 2010, 05:27 PM) Paol...   May 3 2010, 05:12 PM
||- - tedstryk   QUOTE (Mark6 @ May 3 2010, 04:27 PM) Well...   May 4 2010, 10:04 PM
||- - Mark6   QUOTE (tedstryk @ May 4 2010, 10:04 PM) P...   May 5 2010, 12:32 AM
||- - tedstryk   I should add that your page is really cool - helps...   May 5 2010, 01:55 AM
||- - Mark6   Done. I also fixed cruise/primary operations statu...   May 6 2010, 05:14 PM
|- - punkboi   Akatsuki and IKAROS are now encapsulated in the H-...   May 5 2010, 07:38 AM
|- - punkboi   Better-quality pics of the encapsulation http://w...   May 7 2010, 05:53 AM
- - colin_wilson   Note that the Akatsuki/Ikaros launch will be broad...   May 11 2010, 10:59 AM
- - Paolo   Press kits: http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/f17/pdf/p...   May 11 2010, 07:33 PM
|- - punkboi   Photos showing the H-2A rocket rolling out to the ...   May 16 2010, 09:54 PM
- - punkboi   A pre-dawn image of H-2A at Launch Pad 1   May 17 2010, 08:14 PM
- - Ron Hobbs   I am watching the webcast. What a picturesque laun...   May 17 2010, 09:35 PM
- - Ron Hobbs   I don't understand Japanese, but it sure looks...   May 17 2010, 09:36 PM
- - Ron Hobbs   Yep! The launch was just scrubbed.   May 17 2010, 09:40 PM
- - climber   Indeed, Scrub   May 17 2010, 09:41 PM
- - nprev   Bummer, but not surprising; the weather really loo...   May 17 2010, 09:43 PM
- - punkboi   Weather forecast to be bleak for pretty much this ...   May 17 2010, 09:45 PM
- - nprev   Read my mind, PB; I was just editing my post to as...   May 17 2010, 09:48 PM
|- - tedstryk   Glad they scrubbed it. Eli's exploding diaper...   May 17 2010, 09:50 PM
|- - punkboi   The weather at Tanegashima probably won't be i...   May 17 2010, 09:54 PM
- - punkboi   NEW LAUNCH DATE SET: May 21 at 6:58:22 AM, Japan T...   May 18 2010, 06:03 AM
- - brellis   I'd rather see a scrubbed launch than a failed...   May 18 2010, 03:38 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (brellis @ May 18 2010, 05:38 PM) W...   May 18 2010, 05:48 PM
|- - punkboi   H-2A at the pad once more..   May 20 2010, 07:10 AM
- - punkboi   Congrats to JAXA for the successful launch of Akat...   May 21 2010, 12:42 AM
|- - punkboi   Initial Operation Result of the Venus Climate Orb...   May 22 2010, 06:08 AM
- - punkboi   'First Light' images taken of Earth with A...   May 23 2010, 02:23 AM
- - Paolo   some updates on Unitec http://sites.google.com/sit...   May 23 2010, 09:38 PM
- - punkboi   IKAROS moves to Verification Experiment Phase May...   May 25 2010, 06:21 AM
- - Paolo   Latest UNITEC status update: QUOTE We haven't...   May 26 2010, 04:47 AM
- - 4th rock from the sun   Here's a composite of the 3 first light images...   May 26 2010, 10:47 AM
|- - Stu   QUOTE (4th rock from the sun @ May 26 2010, 1...   May 26 2010, 10:58 AM
- - punkboi   I'm reading elsewhere that radio contact has b...   May 26 2010, 08:58 PM
|- - punkboi   IKAROS Update: -IKAROS is 2,266,103 miles (3,646,...   May 31 2010, 02:19 AM
- - punkboi   New images taken by IKAROS...showing the four tip ...   May 31 2010, 06:41 PM
- - Paolo   punkboi, it looks like we posted the same link in ...   May 31 2010, 06:51 PM
|- - punkboi   More images taken by IKAROS. Official first stage...   Jun 2 2010, 07:03 PM
- - Hungry4info   "One of the three missing minisatellites dete...   Jun 2 2010, 10:25 PM
- - Paolo   This is interesting: studies have been carried out...   Jun 5 2010, 01:37 PM
|- - punkboi   I would assume that the secondary payload they...   Jun 5 2010, 05:20 PM
- - Paolo   If I understand correctly this JAXA release (in Ja...   Jul 6 2010, 05:33 PM
- - Paolo   JAXA has released some stellar calibration images ...   Oct 23 2010, 08:17 AM
- - Paolo   two interesting-looking pages on Akatsuki telecomm...   Nov 13 2010, 06:11 PM
- - punkboi   Date of AKATSUKI injection to Venus orbit http://...   Nov 19 2010, 08:51 PM
|- - rlorenz   QUOTE (punkboi @ Nov 19 2010, 03:51 PM) W...   Nov 25 2010, 02:16 PM
- - Paolo   from the latest ESA bulletin (published online yes...   Nov 25 2010, 05:52 PM
- - punkboi   AKATSUKI ready for orbit injection The Venus Clim...   Dec 6 2010, 01:14 AM
- - Hungry4info   Something has started here. Akatsuki-related?   Dec 6 2010, 10:01 PM
- - Ron Hobbs   A little less than 2 hrs to go. Go, Akatsuki...   Dec 6 2010, 10:03 PM
- - Hungry4info   From their twitter: "[From Akatsuki Team] For...   Dec 6 2010, 10:09 PM
- - Paolo   Just for statistics: if successful, Akatsuki will ...   Dec 6 2010, 10:30 PM
- - punkboi   Akatsuki begins its orbit insertion burn around Ve...   Dec 6 2010, 10:56 PM
- - Hungry4info   There is now audio on the stream.   Dec 6 2010, 11:19 PM
- - Ron Hobbs   Aargh! I can't get the stream here at work...   Dec 6 2010, 11:57 PM
- - Hungry4info   I'm getting a stream but it's extremely ch...   Dec 7 2010, 12:00 AM
- - Ron Hobbs   Well the burn should be over now. We'll just a...   Dec 7 2010, 12:11 AM
- - Hungry4info   They should be coming out of comm blackout now. We...   Dec 7 2010, 12:12 AM
- - nprev   Hungry, are you using the same link you posted for...   Dec 7 2010, 12:13 AM
- - Hungry4info   Yes. They were supposed to regain contact with th...   Dec 7 2010, 12:18 AM
- - nprev   Ah--thanks. Looking forward to updates, will watch...   Dec 7 2010, 12:25 AM
- - Hungry4info   Afraid there's not much to say at the moment.....   Dec 7 2010, 12:30 AM
- - Hungry4info   May have heard some clapping. (again, with the way...   Dec 7 2010, 12:32 AM
- - Sunspot   Shouldn't we have heard something by now?   Dec 7 2010, 12:32 AM
- - Hungry4info   I don't know what this is but it is being pres...   Dec 7 2010, 12:33 AM
- - Sunspot   aahhh haaaa the stream is working Kind of lol   Dec 7 2010, 12:35 AM
- - Hungry4info   If his pen marks the position of the spacecraft, t...   Dec 7 2010, 12:40 AM
- - nprev   Blast and damn, I can't get the stream to work...   Dec 7 2010, 12:42 AM
- - Hungry4info   They showed a visually impressive demonstration of...   Dec 7 2010, 12:45 AM
- - punkboi   Communications currently interrupted with the spac...   Dec 7 2010, 12:48 AM
- - Hungry4info   That's a comforting explanation.   Dec 7 2010, 12:51 AM
- - Sunspot   The twitter feed hasnt been updated for an hour.   Dec 7 2010, 12:52 AM
- - Hungry4info   Important?   Dec 7 2010, 01:01 AM
- - Hungry4info   A significant amount of clapping... probably becau...   Dec 7 2010, 01:02 AM
- - nprev   My wife's translation of the sign: "Akats...   Dec 7 2010, 01:11 AM
- - Hungry4info   My sincerest thanks for your wife's translatio...   Dec 7 2010, 01:14 AM
- - nprev   She said "you're welcome". The l...   Dec 7 2010, 01:19 AM
- - marsbug   So do I - I have to get to bed....good luck Akatsu...   Dec 7 2010, 01:19 AM
- - Ron Hobbs   Me too! I've got my fingers crossed.   Dec 7 2010, 01:19 AM
- - Bjorn Jonsson   I really should have gone to bed some time ago but...   Dec 7 2010, 01:23 AM
- - Hungry4info   Finally, new tweets at Akatsuki_JAXA (link) QUOTE ...   Dec 7 2010, 01:27 AM
|- - punkboi   Emily posted a helpful chart showing the timeline ...   Dec 7 2010, 01:31 AM
- - Hungry4info   From cosmos4u: QUOTE Apparently http://twitpic.com...   Dec 7 2010, 01:32 AM
- - Hungry4info   This url (a translated twitter...) shows some inte...   Dec 7 2010, 01:39 AM
- - punkboi   New Tweet from @Akatsuki_JAXA: [More] Sagamihara o...   Dec 7 2010, 02:04 AM
- - nprev   My wife's translation of the most recent tweet...   Dec 7 2010, 02:05 AM
- - Ron Hobbs   Spaceflight Now is reporting the "mission...   Dec 7 2010, 04:36 AM
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