Thursday, March 19, 2009

NASA's planned missions to Venus

NASA has formed a group of scientists and engineers to formulate goals for a series of space missions to Venus. The missions will be launched between 2020 and 2025 and will cost 3-4 billion USD. The team's study will be released in April.
The team's mission concept includes one orbiter, 2 balloons and 2 short-lived landers. Two Atlas V rockets will be used to launch the orbiter, balloons and landers.
The article from newscientist elaborates the mission goals in detail.

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