View Full Version : Japan's Venus Orbiter and Solar Sail Missions Launch Successfully

2010-May-21, 03:10 AM
Japan's first robotic mission to Venus and an experimental solar sail launched successfully from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. The Venus Climate Orbiter, or Akatsuki, the IKAROS solar sail and several smaller payloads launched aboard an H-IIA rocket at 6:58 local time May 21 (21:58 UTC May 20). The video [...]

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