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EnVision Mission To Venus: European Space Agency

EnVision Mission To Venus: European Space Agency:

European Space Agency (ESA) has announced a new mission- EnVision mission to Venus.

  • It is a European Space Agency (ESA) that led the mission with contributions from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  • It is likely to be launched sometime in the 2030s. Once launched on an Ariane 6 rocket, the spacecraft will take about 15 months to reach Venus and will take 16 more months to achieve orbit circularisation.
  • The mission will carry a range of instruments to study the planet’s atmosphere and surface, monitor trace gases in the atmosphere and analyze its surface composition.
  • EnVision will follow another ESA-led mission to Venus called ‘Venus Express’ (2005-2014) that focussed on atmospheric research and pointed to volcanic hotspots on the planet’s surface.