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Venus Express

The first Venus exploration mission of the European Space Agency. Launched in 2005, Venus Express has been continuously sending back science data from its polar orbit around Venus. Equipped with seven science instruments, the main objective of the mission is the long term observation of the Venusian atmosphere.



Venus February 10, 2016

Radio Programs

Moon and Venus Revving up Venus’s clouds December 2, 2016

Moon and Venus Seeing the surface through the clouds October 2, 2016

Moon and Venus A spacecraft gets a second chance December 6, 2015

Moon and Venus Beauty and fire in the dawn sky September 7, 2015

Moon and Venus Losing our eyes and ears on Venus June 18, 2015

Moon and Venus The “evening star” slows down May 20, 2015

Featured Images

Venus Express movie showing south polar vortex

Double Vortex March 27, 2014

Ultraviolet view of Venusian clouds from Venus Express orbiter

Cloudy Skies November 26, 2011

A false-color image of Idunn Mons indicates that the Venusian volcano is still a

Still Going? July 9, 2010