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

(Web Page; Tue Sep 22 10:26:00 CDT 2015)

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 leas...

Description: 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. Tracking a Ghost Mission 238 Million Km Away

(Web Page; Sat Jan 10 09:13:00 CST 2015)

This post originally appeared on the ESA Rocket Science Blog and is reposted here with permission. On 16 December, ESA's hugely successful Venus Express mission came to an end after it exhausting its remaining propellant as of 28 Novemb...

Description: Daniel Scuka describes the impending demise of the Venus Express spacecraft.

15. ESA mission analyst suggests 2010 AL30 might be Venus Express rocket

(Web Page; Wed Oct 21 10:46:00 CDT 2015)

Well, now, this is interesting. 2010 AL30 zipped past us harmlessly about five hours ago. Because of its one-year orbital period, many people speculated it might be a manmade object, but 2010 AL30 might, in fact, be artificial-- specific...

Description: 2010 AL30 zipped past us harmlessly about five hours ago. Because of its one-year orbital period, many people speculated it might be a manmade object, but 2010 AL30 might, in fact, be artificial.

16. 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.

17. Europe Prepares to Return to Venus

(Web Page; Wed Aug 28 17:45:00 CDT 2013)

After a 2-week delay in its schedule, the European Space Agency's Venus Express spacecraft is back on track for launch. According to Manfred Warhaut, Flight Operation Director for Venus Express, the new working launch date is November 9...

Description: After a 2-week delay in its schedule, the European Space Agency's Venus Express spacecraft is back on track for launch.

18. Venus: Not so neat and tidy as we thought

(Web Page; Sun Aug 23 12:23:00 CDT 2015)

When Pioneer Venus visited our sister planet in 1979, it found an atmospheric feature called a "dipole" near Venus' north pole -- a pair of eddies swirling and rotating around each other as Venus rotated. When ESA's Venus Express arrived...

Description: Pioneer Venus discovered a stable "dipole" near Venus' north pole, and Venus Express found the same thing near Venus' south pole. Except now Venus Express has found it's not as stable as once thought.

19. Back from the Brink: Akatsuki Returns to Venus

(Web Page; Mon Dec 14 20:19:00 CST 2015)

This article originally appeared on The Space Review and is reposted here with permission. Perhaps forgotten by the general public in the West, a long-lost spacecraft is set to enter orbit around our sister planet on Monday, December 7,...

Description: Perhaps forgotten by the general public in the West, a long-lost spacecraft is set to enter orbit around our sister planet in December, picking up where ESA’s Venus Express left off when its operations ended last year.

20. Europlanet : The surface of Venus with VIRTIS

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

by Doug Ellison in PotsdamSo as I was saying last October....Jorn Helbert picks up the story. The Venus Express team have been doing studies comparing the expected temperature of the surface derived from Magellan altitude data, with the...

Description: Europlanet : The surface of Venus with VIRTIS

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