JAXA’s Akatsuki Probe reaches Venus

It's been six months since the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Akatsuki probe the Tanegashima spaceport in Kagoshima Prefecture. The spacecraft which is roughly the size of a fridge has reached its destination and after solving a slight tragetory problem has successfully entered orbit around Venus the second planet from the Sun and … Continue reading JAXA’s Akatsuki Probe reaches Venus

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