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Venus Express goes gently into the night

18 Dec 2014, 17:55 UTC
Venus Express goes gently into the night
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Source: ESA ESA's Venus Express has ended its eight-year mission after far exceeding its planned life. The spacecraft exhausted its propellant during a series of thruster burns to raise its orbit following the low-altitude aerobraking earlier this year. Since its arrival at Venus in 2006, Venus Express had been on an elliptical 24 hour orbit, […]

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