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1. 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

2. 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?

3. 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.

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Good news, bad news: GRAIL science underway, Venus Express suffers storm damage

(Web Page; Tue Jan 15 23:57:00 CST 2013)

UPDATE TO THIS UPDATE: Venus Express' star trackers are back online, hooray! Two brief mission updates. First, the good news: NASA announced yesterday that the twin GRAIL spacecraft have begun the science phase of the mission, transmitt...

Description: Two brief mission updates. First, the good news: NASA announced yesterday that the twin GRAIL spacecraft have begun the science phase of the mission, transmitting precisely timed signals to each other in order to map the Moon's gravity field. The bad news: according to ESA, since the recent solar storm passed Venus, both of Venus Express' star trackers are suddenly unable to detect stars.

10. LPSC: Thursday: Rovers, Titan, Mars, Venus Express, Neptune

(Web Page; Wed Jan 01 11:54:00 CST 2014)

Here's Ted Stryk's impressions from the Thursday sessions at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. --ESL I spent a large portion of the day at the Lunar and Planetary Institute's library and presented my own poster during the po...

Description: I spent a large portion of the day at the Lunar and Planetary Institute's library and presented my own poster during the poster sessions, so my coverage of Thursday's sessions is limited.

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