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Long-Duration balloon for in-situ exploration of the Venus atmosphere

Long-Duration balloon for in-situ exploration of the Venus atmosphere

Publication date: 09 December 2005

Authors: M. van den Berg

Journal: EGU05-A-04832
Year: 2005

Copyright: ESA

The European Space Agency together with industrial partners has studied a concept for low-cost in-situ exploration of the atmosphere of Venus: the Venus Entry Probe. The Venus Entry Probe is one of ESA's Technology Reference Studies (TRS). TRSs are model science-driven missions that are, although not part of the ESA science programme, able to provide focus to future technology requirements. This is accomplished through the study of several technologically demanding and scientifically meaningful mission concepts, which are strategically chosen to address diverse technological issues. The TRSs complement ESA's current mission specific development programme and allow the ESA Science Directorate to strategically plan the development of technologies that will enable potential future scientific missions. Venus has been targeted because in-situ exploration of the atmosphere of Venus is both scientifically interesting and technologically challenging.

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