Wednesday, December 09, 2015

JAXA salvaged Venus mission

The Japanese space agency successful commanded their Akatsuki probe into an elliptical orbit around Venus after a failed attempt in 2010. It worked! This excellent news was shared in a SpaceFlightNow article. JAXA continues to refine parameters and software and will begin the full campaign in April.

The image above was captured with the ultraviolet camera took at a distance of 73,000 kilometers.

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