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ISRO plans mission to Venus in 2024
After successfully sending missions to the Moon and Mars, the ISRO is now readying a spacecraft to orbit Venus to study what lies below the surface of the solar system's hottest planet, and also unravel the mysteries under the sulfuric acid clouds enveloping it. Addressing a day-long meeting on Venusian science, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S Somnath said the Venus mission has been conceived, a project report made and "money identified".
Feel free to discuss about India's future mission to Venus, aka the Shukrayaan (lit. 'Venus craft') program.

Sidenote: It is a weird coincidence that I came to know about this Venus mission in Shukravar (Friday; lit. 'Venus day').
 
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Great news, Venus is overlooked but has great scientific potential. (y)

Some more details from the article:
» December 2024 launch window
» orbital maneuvers during 2025, minimum propellant trajectory
» next similar window in 2031

Instruments are not clear (radar ?, IR/UV imager ?), but scientific objectives are:
» investigation of the surface processes and shallow sub-surface stratigraphy, including active volcanic hotspots and lava flows
» studying the structure, composition, and dynamics of the atmosphere
» investigation of solar wind interaction with the Venusian Ionosphere

Really hope the mission happens!

PS - Wikipedia has an article about it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shukrayaan-1 but some of the information (ex: instruments) seems to be old.
 

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perhaps it's overlooked (compared to Mars) because not only it's harder to get there
but more cause it kind of looks like Dante's inferno :giggle:
 

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very fragmented photo (installation of the device by Russian scientists)
74a757189c2087e9d3af5b6534b8b3d2.jpgShukrayaan-.jpg
 
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