Akatsuki returns to Venus

  title={Akatsuki returns to Venus},
  author={Masato Nakamura and Takeshi Imamura and Nobuaki Ishii and Takumi Abe and Yasuhiro Kawakatsu and C Hirose and Takehiko Satoh and Makoto Suzuki and Munetaka Ueno and Atsushi Yamazaki and Naomoto Iwagami and Shigeto Watanabe and Makoto Taguchi and Tetsuya Fukuhara and Yukihiro Takahashi and Manabu Yamada and Masataka Imai and Shoko Ohtsuki and Kazunori Uemizu and George L. Hashimoto and Masahiro Takagi and Yoshihisa Matsuda and Kazunori Ogohara and Naoki Sato and Yasumasa Kasaba and Toru Kouyama and Naru Hirata and Ryosuke Nakamura and Yukio Yamamoto and Takeshi Horinouchi and Masaru Yamamoto and Yoshi ‐ Yuki Hayashi and Hiroki Kashimura and Ko Ichiro Sugiyama and Takeshi Sakanoi and Hiroki Ando and Shin Murakami and Takao M Sato and Seiko Takagi and Kensuke Nakajima and J. Peralta and Yeon Joo Lee and Junichi Nakatsuka and Tsutomu Ichikawa and Kozaburo Inoue and T. Toda and Hiroyuki Toyota and Sumitaka Tachikawa and Shinichiro Narita and T. Hayashiyama and Akiko Hasegawa and Yukio Kamata},
AKATSUKI is the Japanese Venus Climate Orbiter that was designed to investigate the climate system of Venus. The orbiter was launched on May 21, 2010, and it reached Venus on December 7, 2010. Thrust was applied by the orbital maneuver engine in an attempt to put AKATSUKI into a westward equatorial orbit around Venus with a 30‐h orbital period. However, this operation failed because of a malfunction in the propulsion system. After this failure, the spacecraft orbited the Sun for 5 years. On… CONTINUE READING

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