Two new robotic missions to Venus
04/06/2021

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Context:

  • Recently, the NASA announced two new robotic missions to Venus. Earlier, scientists obtained new data about Venus by bouncing radio waves off the planet.

Aim:

  • The two sister missions aim to understand how Venus became an inferno-like world capable of melting lead at the surface.

Significance:
 

    • The new missions will give fresh views of the planet’s atmosphere, made up mostly of carbon dioxide, down to the core.

Previous Missions:

      • Indian Initiative: India plans to launch a new orbiter named Shukrayaan to Venus in 2024.
      • US:Mariner series 1962-1974, Pioneer Venus 1 and Pioneer Venus 2 in 1978, Magellan in 1989.
      • Russia:Venera series of space craft’s 1967-1983, Vegas 1 and 2 in 1985.
      • Japan:Akatsuki in 2015.
      • Europe:Venus Express in 2005.
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