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JAXA Successfully Tests Engine Of Akatsuki Venus Probe
2011-09-08 10:38:01

Japan's space agency said that it had successfully test-fired the engine of its "Akatsuki" space probe.

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2010-12-08 09:35:00

The Japanese probe that was to have spent two years studying Venus has failed to enter the planet's orbit and is now being pulled towards the sun.

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2010-11-22 09:56:06

NASA has established a Venus Climate Orbiter Participating Scientist Program to complement scientific return of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)-led Venus Climate Orbiter, or "Akatsuki" mission.

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2010-08-17 06:35:00

For the next few months, Venus will be softly resplendent in the evening sky, a treat for stargazers – but looks can be deceiving.

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2010-05-21 11:30:00

Japan successfully launched its Venus probe and a kite-shaped “space yacht” early Friday for a two-year mission to study the planet Venus and its climate.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.