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...

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