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                                              Venus Missions

Venus is the sixth largest planet in the entire solar system. It is also the second planet from the Sun. It is named after Roman goddess of love and beauty. Venus is also the second brightest object in the earth sky after Moon. This planet is also called earth’s twin planet because of their almost same size. Venus has no moons or rings. It is the hottest planet in the solar system with an average surface temperature of 462°C. It is the only planet which is named after a female figure.

Venus Missions: –

  • The very first spacecraft for Venus was Venera 1. It was launched on February 12, 1961.
  • Mariner 2 was launched on August 27, 1962. It has arrived on December 14, 1962 and the closest approach was 34,833 km.
  • Zond 1 was launched on April 2, 1964. This spacecraft is still in solar orbit.
  • Venera 2 was launched on November 12, 1965. Communication failed before the arrival and now it is in solar orbit.
  • Venera 3 was launched on November 16, 1965. It was an atmospheric probe.
  • Venera 4 was launched on June 12, 1967 and has arrived on October 18, 1967.
  • Mariner 5 was launched on June 14, 1967 and has arrived on October 19, 1967. Its closest approach was 3900 km.
  • Venera 5 was launched on January 5, 1969 and has arrived on May 16. 1969.
  • On January 10, 1969 Venera 6 was launched and has arrived on May 17, 1969.
  • Venera 7 was the first spacecraft that has successfully landed on Venus. It was launched on August 17, 1970.
  • Venera 8 was launched on March 27, 1972. This spacecraft was successfully landed.
  • Mariner 10 was launched on November 3, 1973.
  • On June 8, 1975 Venera 9 was launched for Venus. It arrived on October 22, 1975.
  • Venera 10 was launched on June 14, 1975 and arrived on October 25, 1975.
  • Pioneer Venus 1 was launched on May 20, 1978 and arrived on December 4, 1978.
  • Pioneer Venus 2 was launched on August 8, 1978 and arrived on December 9, 1978.
  • Venera 11 was launched on September 9, 1978 and arrived on December 25, 1978.
  • Venera 12 was launched on September 14, 1978 and arrived on December 21, 1978.
  • Venera 13 was launched on October 30, 1981 and arrived on March 1, 1982.
  • Venera 14 was launched on November 4, 1981 and arrived on March 5, 1982.
  • Venera 15 was launched on June 2, 1983 and arrived on October 10, 1983.
  • Venera 16 was launched on June 7, 1983 and arrived on October 14, 1983.
  • Vega 1 was launched on December 15, 1984 and arrived on June 11, 1985.
  • Vega 2 was launched on December 21, 1984 and arrived on June 15, 1985.
  • Galileo was launched on October 18, 1989 and arrived on February 10, 1990.
  • Magellan was launched on May 4, 1989 and arrived on August 10, 1990.
 

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