Japanese probe gain after five years on course to Venus




The Japanese space agency Jaxa has been launched spacecraft after five years back on track in 2010. The probe was end of 2010 should arrive at Venus, but failed. In a few months it should be fine.

After the launch Akatsuki seemed on course to Venus, but then threw engine problems spanner in the works when reaching Venus. Since that time, Akatsuki’s orbit around the sun, but Jaxa has tried several price adjustments by running to get the probe toward Venus. The last major change took place last month, says Jaxa.

Akatsuki should investigate the atmosphere and surface of Venus. It is not the first mission of a space agency to Venus. So did the European Space Agency ESA Venus Express . Humanity sends decades now and then space probes to the planet.

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