Japanese probe gets a second chance

The Venus probe Akatsuki failed to reach orbit at first attempt five years ago. Now the JAXA engineers will try again. It would be quite an achievement. Talk about remote work. Akatsuki is also called Venus Climate Orbiter and Planet-C.

Space.com: Saved Japanese Gets Final Chance to Orbit Venus

JAXA: Planet-C / Venus Climate Orbiter mission

JAXA: Mission updates

Wikipedia: Akatsuki | JAXA


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