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Artist's impression of Venus Express orbit insertion
- Title Artist's impression of Venus Express orbit insertion
- Released 10/04/2006 12:41 pm
- Copyright ESA - C. Carreau
Artist's impression of the Venus Express orbit insertion, to take place on 11 April 2006. In this phase of the mission, the most challenging since launch, the spacecraft's main engine will have to burn for about 50 minutes, to reduce its speed with respect to Venus so that the spacecraft can be captured by the planet's gravitation.