Interplanetary Transfer Orbit
April 20, 2006
This diagram shows the interplanetary transfer orbit of the Venus Express spacecraft from launch till Venus capture. The paths travelled by Earth and Venus in the same period are indicated by the blue and brown arc respectively. Mercury's orbit is indicated by the black ellipse.
Topics: Environment, Disaster Accident, Astrodynamics, Terrestrial planets, Space exploration, the Venus Express, Hohmann transfer orbit, Unmanned vehicles, Orbit, Observations and explorations of Venus, Mariner 10, Mercury, Venus, Spacecraft propulsion