Better late than never...japanese probes finally gets to Venus

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Better late than never...japanese probes finally gets to Venus

Post by eslapion » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:18 am

Japanese spacecraft Akatsuki arrives at Venus after 5-year detour

The spacecraft launched May 21, 2010, and was supposed to arrive at Venus on Dec. 7 of that year, but failed to inject itself into orbit around Earth's nearest neighbouring planet.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/akats ... -1.3355581

Wow! First time I hear of a malfunctioning spacecraft fixed 5 years later... in space... from the ground!


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Re: Better late than never...japanese probes finally gets to Venus

Post by zap » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:10 am

Quite a feat i bet that had taken a few ticker times on a supercomputer to correct.... The Asahi would be flowing in later celebrations.
Now they need to get some good science out of the probe and publish....
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Re: Better late than never...japanese probes finally gets to Venus

Post by Gyro Gearloose » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:27 am

I guess someone told them there are whales on Venus...
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Re: Better late than never...japanese probes finally gets to Venus

Post by yaztromo » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:23 pm

Super impressive how they rerouted the fuel to the other small boosters. And then got it into that elliptical orbit around Venus. What a save.

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