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Indian mission to Venus, - proposed!
Phil Stooke
post May 20 2015, 08:47 PM
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Interesting news item from The Asian Age:


Quick summary - looks like it's only a feasibility study, so I don't know how far it has gone along the planning and proposal process. But the veteran French planetary balloon proponent Jacques Blamont has been working with Indians on the plans, and one or more balloons in the atmosphere are part of the mission plan.


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Announcement of Opportunity (AO) to international science community for Space-Based Experiments to Study Venus
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This is very nice to read about. Although the word "orbiter" does not appear, it seems that an orbiter with no probe/lander is the intention.

There is a lot of potential for Venus exploration, and I'm delighted that India is joining the effort. I was just reading about ESA's Envision mission proposal, and it seems like any Indian orbiter and Envision could accomplish complementary science. For example, SAR at different wavelengths could offer contrasting measurements of surface roughness, more valuable than either alone. But without knowing if Envision will be selected or the instruments of the Indian Venus orbiter, it's too early to say.

I would love to see these orbiters carry out major portions of what can be accomplished from a low orbit, and then perhaps the next U.S. competitive mission selection could focus on goals that can be accomplished with an entry probe/lander.
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- Phil Stooke   Indian mission to Venus   May 20 2015, 08:47 PM
- - bobik   Announcement of Opportunity (AO) to international ...   Nov 8 2018, 04:37 PM
|- - JRehling   This is very nice to read about. Although the word...   Nov 12 2018, 02:23 AM
- - vjkane   The AO lists the total scientific payload as ~100 ...   Nov 12 2018, 04:12 PM
- - JTN   Bit of buzz about this in Indian press sites recen...   May 19 2019, 09:37 AM
|- - JRehling   20 instruments would be quite a packed mission n...   May 19 2019, 09:25 PM
- - Ohsin   It appears two Russian payloads by Russian Space R...   Oct 4 2019, 12:31 PM
- - Ohsin   From Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG) 2019...   Nov 6 2019, 08:06 PM
|- - JRehling   This is cheery news. Four (not necessarily fresh) ...   Nov 7 2019, 02:10 AM
|- - vjkane   QUOTE (JRehling @ Nov 6 2019, 06:10 PM) T...   Nov 7 2019, 02:45 PM
- - vjkane   Just came across this tidbit from a presentation t...   Nov 7 2019, 03:18 PM
|- - JRehling   Lest there be any doubt, the planned orbit is high...   Nov 10 2019, 09:52 PM
- - John Moore   Slightly off topic, but appropriate, possible loca...   Nov 7 2019, 09:13 PM
- - Ohsin   ISRO's full presentation on 'Venus Orbiter...   Dec 13 2019, 06:51 AM
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- - Ohsin   https://presse.cnes.fr/en/france-india-spac...ace-...   Oct 1 2020, 06:11 AM
- - Ohsin   QUOTE The expected freeze of spacecraft configurat...   Nov 10 2020, 05:16 PM
- - Ohsin   https://spacenews.com/indias-shukrayaan-orb...unch...   Nov 20 2020, 04:32 AM

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