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Venus Express Mission Extension

Venus Express Mission Extension

28 February 2007

The Science Programme Committee at its meeting on 23 February 2007 has unanimously approved an extension of the Venus Express mission operations, pushing back the mission end date to early-May 2009.

In addition to recognising the outstanding legacy that Venus Express is building for future generations of scientists, the Science Programme Committee also noted the invaluable heritage that the mission is leaving to future missions to Venus.

The nominal mission end date was set for 500 days after orbit insertion around Venus in April 2006. This period of 500 days corresponds to roughly two Venus sidereal days. With the approval of the current mission extension, the Venus Express spacecraft will be able to continue its observations for at least another two Venus sidereal days.

 

 

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