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Akatsuki Flies Past Venus; Next Orbit Opportunity in Six Years
Akatsuki Flies Past Venus; Next Orbit Opportunity in Six Years
8 Dec 2010
(Source: JAXA)

JAXA found that we have failed to inject the Venus Climate Orbiter "AKATSUKI" into the planned Venus orbit after conducting the Venus orbit insertion maneuver (VOI-1) on December 7. While we set up a new investigation team to study the cause and countermeasures, we will also review the Venus orbit injection plan again to take the next opportunity in six years when the AKATSUKI flies closest to Venus.

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Last Updated: 8 Dec 2010