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- n. Alternative spelling of pericenter.
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Paris, France (ESA) Jul 16, 2008 - A series of orbit control manoeuvres (OCMs) is underway to alter the orbit of the Venus Express spacecraft, with the goal of reducing the pericentre altitude to 185 km.
Over a period of about four weeks, beginning on Sunday 13 July, the pericentre of the orbit has been permanently lowered from its former range of 250-400 km to 185-300 km.
The lowest pericentre altitude of 185 km was reached on 4 August 2008.