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    Successful Venus missions

    "Here's every successful Venus mission humanity has ever launched"

    Did not realize USSR had an active Venus focus.

    https://www.space.com/venus-mission-success-history

    The planet Venus used to be thought of as a "twin planet" to Earth, with potential lush jungles lurking underneath the clouds. Telescopes and spacecraft instead revealed a hellish, volcanic environment with a dense atmosphere that can crush unprotected machines in moments. But we are learning much about Venus over the years.

    This slideshow shows every successful Venus mission in history, according to NASA, skipping over those spacecraft that missed the target, lost communication before arriving or otherwise failed. Descriptions of each mission are drawn from the NASA website, with all dates given in GMT.
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    And now "Russia" is claiming it

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/spa...ussian-planet/

    Russia has some strong feelings about the planet Venus. Dmitry Rogozin, the chief of Roscosmos, Russia's space agency, spoke at the 2020 HeliRussia exhibition and declared that Venus is a "Russian planet," according to the Russian news agency TASS. (It's not.)

    This comes after the groundbreaking announcement on Monday that researchers have spotted potential evidence of life high in the clouds of Venus. The scientists found chemical signatures of a molecule called phosphine, which is only produced by living things or in places where there's high heat and pressure. Since Venus isn't subjected to high heat or high pressure, life might have just found a way.
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    Back to Venus armed with laboratory findings. Scientists from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have now developed a way of determining the nature of the planet's surface using new instruments from orbit. The entire surface of Venus can now be mapped mineralogically for the first time, addressing a large gap in planetary research.

    https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/B...dings_999.html
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    Every Picture From Venus' Surface, Ever. There aren't many of them, and they're all Russian.

    https://www.planetary.org/articles/e...s-surface-ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    Every Picture From Venus' Surface, Ever. There aren't many of them, and they're all Russian.

    https://www.planetary.org/articles/e...s-surface-ever
    You beat me to a link. Here is a Google link of the Russian images from the surface.

    https://www.google.com/search?newwin...w=1536&bih=754

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    If you are looking for information about Venus missions, particularly the Russian landers, I think this is one of the best websites about the subject. In addition to the surface photos and other data, there are detailed descriptions of the spacecraft.
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    It hasn't mentioned Venera-1 is an automatic interplanetary station (AMS) designed to explore the planet Venus. Venera 1 was the first spacecraft to fly close to Venus. At various stages of the launch, it was sometimes referred to as "heavy satellite 02" or "Sputnik-8".

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