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Venus Express closer to the surface than ever

We need a new lander for Venus. We really need one. In the mean time… Since its arrival at Venus in 2006, the spacecraft has been conducting science observations from an elliptical 24-hour orbit that…


Venus Express nearing the end

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. Venus Express was launched on a Soyuz–Fregat from the Russian…