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  1. Venus Express reaches its final destination

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    April 11, 2006

    After a 400-million-km cruise since its launch last November, Europe’s Venus Express space probe reached its destination on 11 April, with a series of complex manoeuvres to successfully take it into orbit around Venus.

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  2. Science teams to the fore

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    August 1, 2008

    Every 2 years, CNES’s COSPAR report reviews advances in space science research. The latest report was given to attendees at the 37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly held in Montreal, Canada, 13-20 July. It is also available for download (see links).

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  3. European planetary exploration reborn with Venus Express

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    July 3, 2006

    Launched in November 2005, the Venus Express space probe has been studying the “morning star” since April 2006. Armed with a full suite of science instruments, the main ones developed with CNES support, it is today revealing Venus in all its surprising complexity. Earth and Venus are of similar size and mass, and they move around the Sun on relatively similar orbits.

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  4. Venus

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    April 25, 2017

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  5. Can we “see” the mountains through the clouds of Venus?

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    June 20, 2016

    A surprising discovery has partially lifted the veil on Venus’ relief.

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  6. Peut-on « voir » les montagnes à travers les nuages de Vénus?

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    June 17, 2016

    Un coin de voile vient d'être levé sur le relief de Vénus

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  7. Aspera-4

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    April 25, 2017

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  8. IN55-2005

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    July 6, 2005

    Venus Express readies for transfer to Baikonur, France a major contributor

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  9. Spicav

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    October 10, 2014

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  10. Venus Express readying for the off

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    August 9, 2005

    The big day is nearing for Venus Express, the European spacecraft dedicated to studying the atmosphere of Venus. After completing the final phase of functional testing, the spacecraft has now arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where it will be launched atop a Soyuz-Fregat vehicle in October. CNES is a partner on this mission.

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  15. Instruments

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    April 25, 2017

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  16. Venus

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    August 6, 2003

    Of similar size and mass to Earth, Venus is sometimes considered its sister. The similarity stops there, however, and little is known about the evolutionary processes that created this peculiar planet.

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  17. Sulphur dioxide in the upper atmosphere of Venus

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    November 23, 2010

    Using data gathered by a measuring instrument on the Venus Express spacecraft developed with CNES support, an international team of researchers1 has found evidence of sulphur dioxide in the upper atmosphere of Venus.

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  20. Venus Express to launch on November 9

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    November 7, 2005

    After a launch delay of several days, Venus Express is now all set to go. The European spacecraft dedicated to studying the atmosphere of Venus will launch atop a Soyuz-Fregat vehicle on 9 November from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. CNES is a partner on this mission.

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