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Venus Express aerobraking

Venus Express aerobraking

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ESA / C. Carreau

Venus Express aerobraking
After finishing its scientific mission at Venus, Venus Express was commanded to test aerobraking, requiring the spacecraft to descend to an altitude of 130 kilometers, within the upper atmosphere, from June 18 to July 11, 2014.

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Original image data dated on or about May 16, 2014

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