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21. 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.

22. 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

23. Venus as seen from two different spacecraft

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

Over the last week or so, ESA, NASA, and the Applied Physics Laboratory have released some preliminary images from ESA's Venus Express and NASA/APL's MESSENGER missions, which performed simultaneous observations of Venus on June 5. Ven...

Description: Venus as seen from two different spacecraft

24. ESA commits to extending 11 missions' space operations for 3 years

(Web Page; Tue Jul 28 07:19:00 CDT 2015)

Another bit of very welcome bureaucratic news today: Europe is apparently of the mind (if "Europe" can, in any sense, be said to have a "mind") that science and technology will help to carry them out of tough economic times, and has made...

Description: Europe is apparently of the mind that science and technology will help to carry them out of tough economic times, and has made three-year commitments to continue the in-space operations of 11 missions through 2014.

25. Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Monitoring Venus with the VMC

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:01:00 CDT 2012)

Whilst out at the red planet, the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) has recently turned the Mars Express Visual Monitoring Camera back on, at Venus, another VMC -- this time the acronym stands for Venus Monitoring Camera -- has bee...

Description: Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Monitoring Venus with the VMC

26. LPSC 2014: The Curious Case of Active Volcanism on Venus

(Web Page; Mon Jun 22 20:29:00 CDT 2015)

She’s alive! She’s alive! Or is she? A little more than a week ago, at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2014, evidence was presented that Venus was geologically active, not in the recent past, like 100,000 years ago...

Description: She’s alive! She’s alive! Or is she? A little more than a week ago, at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2014, evidence was presented that Venus was geologically active, not in the recent past, like 100,000 years ago, but right now.

27. Extensions for ESA's missions to Venus and Mars

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

ESA's Science Programme Committee has seen fit to extend the funding for both Mars Express and Venus Express until at least December 31, 2009; this is a seven-month extension to both missions. This is the third mission extension for Mar...

Description: Extensions for ESA's missions to Venus and Mars

28. LPSC: Venus

(Web Page; Mon Oct 19 15:11:00 CDT 2015)

Despite the fact that I began my career in science doing research on Magellan images of Venus, I've often avoided Venus sessions at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference because they've tended to be pointlessly contentious. But I de...

Description: Despite the fact that I began my career in science doing research on Magellan images of Venus, I've often avoided Venus sessions at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference because they've tended to be pointlessly contentious. But I decided to attend the one this year to see how things went.

29. What's up in the solar system for the week of July 21

(Web Page; Mon Oct 05 17:59:00 CDT 2015)

I'm finally back home from a long trip visiting family, so it's time for me to get back in the swing of things by checking up on the current activities of the twenty spacecraft exploring the solar system. I'm going to change things up t...

Description: I'm finally back home from a long trip visiting family, so it's time for me to get back in the swing of things by checking up on the current activities of the twenty spacecraft exploring the solar system.

30. Carnival of Space #32

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:10:00 CDT 2012)

Carnival of Space #32 is now live at "Robot Guy," a blog I hadn't heard of before this week. Which is the point of blog carnivals -- go check it out to find your way to new destinations in the blogosphere. (Ugh. I absolutely hate that...

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