AKATSUKI: Second attempt to enter Venus orbit

Posted: December 6, 2015 by tallbloke in Astrophysics, Celestial Mechanics, solar system dynamics, Temperature

Just about now…


The Venus Climate Orbiter AKATSUKI will try to enter the orbit of Venus on Dec. 7 (Mon.) after five years of operation. We are welcoming support messages.

topics_20151109After AKATSUKI’s failure to enter Venus’ orbit on Dec. 7, 2010, JAXA investigated the cause and considered a second attempt schedule while operating the satellite for a long period. Now, on Dec. 7, 2015, coincidentally the same day on the calendar as the previous attempt, we will perform the injection for the second time.
The AKATSUKI is in a good condition and it will take a few days of confirmation to know the result. Your support for the AKATSUKI and its project team members is very much appreciated.

  1. tallbloke says:

    Live youtube here

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  3. tallbloke says:

    Control room looks happy

  4. tallbloke says:

    Show ain’t over yet

  5. Jerry says:

    Congratulations to Japan and its scientists for closing in on this goal. It is a wonderful achievement thus far. I wish them all the best of good fortune in this endeavor! God speed, AKATSUKI!

  6. Roger Clague says:

    Best wishes to the Akatsuki project team in your exploration of Venus.

  7. oldbrew says:

    Success: ‘Japanese space probe goes into orbit around Venus’