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Artist's impression of Venus Express orbit insertion
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- Title Artist's impression of Venus Express orbit insertion
- Released 07/04/2006 1:52 pm
- Copyright ESA - AOES Medialab
Artist's impression of the Venus Express orbit insertion on 11 April 2006. In this phase of the mission, the most challenging since launch, the spacecraft's main engine burns for about 50 minutes, to reduce its speed with respect to Venus to allow the the spacecraft to be captured by the planet's gravitation.