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Venus Flagship Mission Study
Venus Express – ESA

Artist Concept of Venus Express
Venus Express is a follow on from the Mars Express mission. Many of the instruments on the mission are simply upgraded versions of those on the Mars Express platform. After a 153 day cruise to Venus the spacecraft entered Venusian orbit on 11 April 2006. Venus Express is studying the Venusian atmosphere and clouds in unprecedented detail and accuracy. It is ESA's first spacecraft to visit this planet. Details on the mission can be found here.