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Venus Express Orbit Insertion

Date: 13 April 2006
Satellite: Venus Express
Copyright: ESA

Artist's impression of the main engine burn during the Venus Orbit Insertion (VOI). By firing the main engine in the direction of motion - Venus Express is moving towards the left in this image - the spacecraft is slowed down and enters orbit around the planet.


Last Update: 20 April 2006

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