Venus Express Out Of Gas; Mission Concludes, Spacecraft On Death Watch
Artist’s conception of Venus Express. Image credit: ESA
After surviving an eight-year mission and a daring plunge into part of the atmosphere of Venus, a plucky spacecraft orbiting the hothouse planet is finished its mission, the European Space Agency declared. Venus Express can no longer communicate consistently with Earth. The spacecraft itself will fall into the atmosphere and likely be destroyed in the coming weeks.
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