The topic

The trajectory plan of JAXA’s Venus explorer Akatsuki (Planet-C) was released to the public. Akatsuki is orbiting the Sun after the failure of Venus orbit insertion in 2010, and the next trial of Venus orbit insertion is schedule in December 2015. Scientific data obtained after the arrival at Venus will also be released from DARTS to the public when they become ready. The up-to-date status of the project is found on JAXA’s webste. (September 2015)

Last Modified: 30 September 2015