Tsang, Constantine Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado.
Last reviewed:December 2018
Show previous versions
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
The European Space Agency’s first mission to Venus, launched in November 2005 to study Venus’s atmosphere and plasma environment and create meteorological maps. Venus Express (Fig. 1) was only the second European Space Agency (ESA) mission to another planet in the solar system, after Mars Express. The spacecraft entering orbit around Venus in April 2006, and operated successfully until its propellant ran out in December 2014. The probe's primary mission was to observe the thick atmosphere of Venus and study its evolving dynamics and chemistry over the course of at least two Venus sidereal days (approximately 500 Earth days). See also: Atmosphere; Earth; Mars; Planet; Solar system; Space probe; Venus
The content above is only an excerpt.
for your institution. Subscribe
To learn more about subscribing to AccessScience, or to request a no-risk trial of this award-winning scientific reference for your institution, fill in your information and a member of our Sales Team will contact you as soon as possible.
to your librarian. Recommend
Let your librarian know about the award-winning gateway to the most trustworthy and accurate scientific information.
AccessScience provides the most accurate and trustworthy scientific information available.
Recognized as an award-winning gateway to scientific knowledge, AccessScience is an amazing online resource that contains high-quality reference material written specifically for students. Contributors include more than 10,000 highly qualified scientists and 45 Nobel Prize winners.
MORE THAN 8700 articles covering all major scientific disciplines and encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology
115,000-PLUS definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
3000 biographies of notable scientific figures
MORE THAN 19,000 downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics
ENGAGING VIDEOS highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY and additional readings to guide students to deeper understanding and research
LINKS TO CITABLE LITERATURE help students expand their knowledge using primary sources of information