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JRehling
post Mar 24 2019, 04:19 PM
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A nice summary! I've seen other write-ups of the specs and it's a phenomenal instrument design for a specific case of interest.

Now the pity would be if the Indian mission is the only planned Venus orbiter that doesn't include it and ends up being the first to fly, which it could be by a margin of years. If we have to wait ~15 years to get this data back, it will be a pity when it could easily be done within 4 years if Venus were a higher priority.
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Steve5304
post Apr 3 2019, 03:33 AM
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Just read the Russians gave agreen light and will send a new lander before 2023. Hoping to use some experimental tech to allow the probe to operate in extreme temperatures. Nasa is interested in helping develop this technology

I know roscosmos says alot and doesnt follow through. But Venus is definitely something they are capable of.
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post Apr 3 2019, 05:26 AM
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QUOTE (Steve5304 @ Apr 3 2019, 05:33 AM) *
Venus is definitely something they are capable of.


or at least they were capable of. I doubt that almost 35 years after the most recent successful Russian planetary mission they are retaining any of the know how
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post Apr 3 2019, 08:35 AM
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The Phase II Report of the Venera-D Joint Science Definition Team calls for a launch in 2026 at the earliest.
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post Apr 3 2019, 07:38 PM
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QUOTE (bobik @ Apr 3 2019, 09:35 AM) *



thanks for that. Glad I can count on this place to be accurate.

Yahoo later corrected the article to 2026. mad.gif

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or at least they were capable of. I doubt that almost 35 years after the most recent successful Russian planetary mission they are retaining any of the know how


Man Russia needs a win so bad. The last somewhat successful interplanetary mission was....what ? ..Phobos II....somebody?
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post Jun 5 2019, 04:41 PM
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in today's Nature:
Venus is Earth’s evil twin — and space agencies can no longer resist its pull
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post Jul 3 2019, 09:50 PM
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QUOTE (Steve5304 @ Apr 3 2019, 11:38 AM) *
Man Russia needs a win so bad. The last somewhat successful interplanetary mission was....what ? ..Phobos II....somebody?


Phobos2 though unfortunately not fully successful, did get some great images, yet it seems to be the most recent Russian exploration mission to at least make it beyond Earth orbit. The most recent success seems to be Vega which after a couple of as-yet unmatched firsts in deploying landers and balloons to Venus, continued another first visiting Halley in 1986 according to this wikipedia page. After the breakup of the USSR, other than the Russian's fine and clockwork Soyuz activities and contribution to ISS, its unfortunately been crickets as far as exploration is concerned. It looks like Luna25 in 2021 is their next hope in a long line of false starts, found this article on the space review.
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