Japan’s Akatsuki Probe on its way to Venus

A few days ago the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched the Akatsuki probe from the Tanegashima spaceport in Kagoshima Prefecture. The Venus Climate Orbitor a very sophisticated probe  featuring specialized cameras,  sensors specially designed to study Venus' atmosphere and surface. Mission Overview Venus is one of the most attractive targets in the solar system when … Continue reading Japan’s Akatsuki Probe on its way to Venus