Questions tagged [vega-venus-halley-mission]

Vega was a "series of Venus missions that also took advantage of the appearance of comet 1P/Halley in 1986." and were "launched on 15 and 21 December 1984" per Wikipedia. Each successfully dropped a balloon into Venus' atmosphere which was then tracked by an array of radio telescopes on Earth, then went on to investigate Halley's comet.

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Thrust value for space mission from Earth's orbit to Venus' orbit

If I had to take a spacecraft from Earth's orbit (400km above earth) to an orbit around Venus (6151km X 50,000km elliptical orbit), how much thrust will I need. Delta V is 5km/s using hohmann transfer?...
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How did 20 radio observatories track balloons of the 1985 Venus-Halley (VeGa) mission in Venus' superrotating winds at an altitude of about 54 km?

Links in Phys.org's recent The detection of phosphine in Venus' clouds is a big deal, and here's how we can find out if it really is life lead to: Aerial Platforms for the Scientific Exploration of ...