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2014-12-17 11:25:33

Since its arrival at Venus in 2006, Venus Express had been on an elliptical 24‑hour orbit, travelling 66 000 km above the south pole at its furthest point and to within 200 km over the north pole on its closest approach, conducting a detailed study of the planet and its atmosphere.

venus express aerobraking
2014-07-30 03:00:26

ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has climbed to a new orbit following its daring aerobraking experiment, and will now resume observations of this fascinating planet for at least a few more months.

ESA's Venus Express Probe Is On The Rise One Final Time
2014-07-14 14:35:17

After a successful end to a long mission, ESA is allowing Venus Express to rise one last time before ending its life in a fiery crash with Earth's sister planet.

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2014-06-07 05:13:41

Now that the Venus Express spacecraft has completed its eight-year scientific mission and is preparing to plunge into the planet’s atmosphere, the ESA has started providing regular space weather reports for an extraterrestrial world for the first time.

Venus Express Preparing To Take The Plunge
2014-05-16 03:55:38

After eight years in orbit, ESA’s Venus Express has completed routine science observations and is preparing for a daring plunge into the planet’s hostile atmosphere.

Space Weather Around Venus Is Harsher Than That Around Earth
2014-02-21 14:01:57

Scientists have discovered that the space weather around Venus can have such large explosions that they are bigger than the entire planet. They also said that these giant explosions can happen multiple times per day.

Venus Cloud Waves
2014-01-14 10:18:36

A new study focuses on Venus’ lower atmosphere, which is capped by a dense cloud layer that behaves like the surface of a body of water.

Venus Caught Looking Like A Comet
2013-01-30 04:35:17

At the very edges of the Earth’s atmosphere, where the Earth’s magnetic field begins, solar radiation strips electrons from the tenuous gas that is slowly leaking into space.

New Video Of Venus Released By ESA
2013-01-21 13:53:47

The European Space Agency has released a video of a day in the life of the Venus Express, the spacecraft that is currently orbiting the second planet from the Sun.

Malargüe Tracking Station Inauguration Set For Tuesday
2012-12-15 06:02:40

The official inauguration of a new European Space Agency (ESA) tracking station capable of monitoring missions traveling hundreds of millions of miles into our Solar System is set for Tuesday.


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