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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
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.