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Fraser
2005-Sep-07, 05:23 PM
SUMMARY: The European Space Agency's Venus Express spacecraft has completed its last phase of testing in France, and now it will make the journey to the launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. If all goes well, Venus Express will launch in October 2005 on a Soyuz/Fregat rocket - it will only take 153 days to make the journey to Venus. It was developed in only four years, and has inherited many instruments from Mars Express and the Rosetta spacecraft.

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