Japan’s Akatsuki Tries Again For Venus Science Orbit

Credit: Artist's concept of Akatsuki/Venus Climate Orbiter: JAXA
HOUSTON – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency experts are assessing the orbital characteristics of the Akatsuki/Venus Climate Orbiter spacecraft following a 20-min. firing of reaction control system thrusters. The firing was part of a second attempt to place the well-traveled spacecraft in orbit...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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