Venus Express


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Venus Express

An ESA mission to Venus, launched in Nov. 2005 from Baikonur Cosmodrome by a Russian Soyuz/ST Fregat rocket. The mission is ESA's first to Earth's sister planet and was selected from a number of proposals for projects that would reuse the design first implemented for the Mars Express mission. Immediately after launch, the 1.27-tonne Venus Express spacecraft is was placed into the transfer orbit needed for its 153-day journey to Venus. Once captured by the planet's gravity, it is scheduled to explore Venus from a polar orbit for a nominal 500 days (just over two Venusian rotations). Carrying some of the instruments left over from the Mars Express and Rosetta missions, Venus Express is to focus its investigations on the dense Venusian atmosphere and to find out what drives the planet's high-speed winds.
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Caption: CLOUDTOPS Bright and dark bands caused by an unknown chemical absorber mark this ultraviolet view of Venus from the European Venus Express orbiter.
The European Space Agency's mission, Venus Express, of 2006, however, found an error of 12.4 miles where some features of the planet had been calculated to be.
Probes like the European Space Agency's Venus Express have taken data from the planet but there's (http://www.ibtimes.com/nasa-mission-venus-looks-pierce-thick-atmosphere-2578887) still much to be learned about it.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists have used ESA's Venus Express to characterize the wind and upper cloud patterns on the night side of Venus for the first time-with surprising results.
Collinson and colleagues utilized an electron spectrometer on the Venus Express satellite to monitor electrons surging out of the upper atmosphere of Venus.
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They have the power to break apart the molecular structure of water and expel them from the atmosphere, as reported in the findings of the Venus Express, a European Space Agency spacecraft.
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The only probe orbiting Venus at the moment is Venus Express. It was launched by the European Space Agency in November 2005.
Separate teams of astronomers analysed images from ESA's Venus Express orbiter, monitoring cloud patterns on our closest neighbour.
The Venus Express spacecraft, currently orbiting the planet, can gather data only about isolated portions of the swirling sulfuric acid clouds.