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Venus Express Orbit Insertion
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Venus Express Orbit Insertion

April 20, 2006
Artist's impression of the main engine burn during the Venus Orbit Insertion (VOI). By firing the main engine in the direction of motion - Venus Express is moving towards the left in this image - the spacecraft is slowed down and enters orbit around the planet.