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1. Venus Express science mission ends; aerobraking experiment beginning

(Web Page; Fri May 16 15:34:00 CDT 2014)

Venus Express, currently the only spacecraft orbiting our nearest planetary neighbor, will soon meet a fiery end in Venus' atmosphere. According to a press release from the European Space Agency today, its science mission has ended. But ...

Description: Venus Express, currently the only spacecraft orbiting our nearest planetary neighbor, will soon meet a fiery end in Venus' atmosphere. But its work isn't over yet. ESA will maneuver Venus Express to dip into the uppermost Venus atmosphere and study how the spacecraft responds to atmospheric pressure, giving ESA valuable experience in aerobraking.

2. Happy second birthday to Venus Express

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:11:00 CDT 2012)

Last week, Venus Express passed the two-year mark in space. That spacecraft only took five months to get to Venus orbit, which is just about as fast as you can make it to another planet, which means they've been taking data for more tha...

Description: Happy second birthday to Venus Express

3. Does Venus Express smell volcanoes?

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:02:00 CDT 2012)

One of the goals of ESA's Venus Express mission is to hunt down clues to the question of whether Venus is currently volcanically active or not. Although it doesn't have a handy catchphrase, the question of the timing of Venus' volcanism...

Description: Does Venus Express smell volcanoes?

4. A nap for Venus Express

(Web Page; Wed Aug 28 18:02:00 CDT 2013)

According to the latest Venus Express Status Report on ESA's website, the Near Earth Commissioning Phase of the mission has been completed successfully, and the spacecraft is going to be napping for a few weeks as it continues to cruise ...

Description: According to the latest Venus Express Status Reporton ESA's website, the Near Earth Commissioning Phase of the mission has been completed successfully, and the spacecraft is going to be napping for a few weeks as it continues to cruise toward Venus.

5. Venus Express PFS fails to respond to a swift kick

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:11:00 CDT 2012)

Venus Express has been in orbit since April 11, 2006, and all but one of its instruments have been returning lots of data. There's been one fly in the ointment, however, and that's the failure of its Planetary Fourier Spectrometer (PFS)...

Description: Venus Express PFS fails to respond to a swift kick

6. Venus Express evidence for recent hot-spot volcanism on Venus

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:35:00 CDT 2012)

Venus? What? Somebody still studies that planet? Yes, and in fact there's an active spacecraft there: Venus Express, the poor little sister to Mars Express (itself the poor little brother to Rosetta). Venus Express probably gets the ...

Description: Venus Express evidence for recent hot-spot volcanism on Venus

7. ESA mission updates: Rosetta and Venus Express

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:11:00 CDT 2012)

Rosetta is approaching Earth for its second of three flybys, to take place on November 13 at 20:57 UTC. An article on ESA's website details the results of a targeting maneuver, which placed Rosetta on course for the flyby. Rosetta has ...

Description: ESA mission updates: Rosetta and Venus Express

8. Venus Express star trackers recovered

(Web Page; Tue Jan 15 23:55:00 CST 2013)

Just a quick note because I didn't want to let the weekend go by without telling people that Venus Express' star trackers are back online; the spacecraft's blindness was, I'm very happy to report, only temporary. I got the word via Twitt...

Description: Just a quick note because I didn't want to let the weekend go by without telling people that Venus Express' star trackers are back online.

9. Results of ten Venus years of cloud tracking by Venus Express

(Web Page; Thu Aug 29 10:55:00 CDT 2013)

When you are not the first mission to visit a planet, it can be difficult to produce scientific results that are sufficiently "brand-new" and "wow" to grab the attention of the media. "First results from X" papers abound in high-impact j...

Description: What Venus Express' Visual Monitoring Camera images of Venus have taught us about the motions of Venus' atmosphere.

10. Skimming the inner planets: Updates on MESSENGER and Venus Express

(Web Page; Tue Jun 24 12:53:00 CDT 2014)

The two spacecraft currently orbiting the two innermost planets are both flying low in their orbits in the final phases of their missions. MESSENGER just performed a rocket burn to raise its orbit slightly, while Venus Express did the op...

Description: The two spacecraft currently orbiting the two innermost planets are both flying low in their orbits in the final phases of their missions. MESSENGER just performed a rocket burn to raise its orbit slightly, while Venus Express did the opposite.

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