Return to Venus of the Japanese Venus Climate Orbiter AKATSUKI

@article{Nakamura2012ReturnTV,
  title={Return to Venus of the Japanese Venus Climate Orbiter AKATSUKI},
  author={Masato Nakamura and Y. Kawakatsu and C. Hirose and T. Imamura and N. Ishii and T. Abe and A. Yamazaki and M. Yamada and K. Ogohara and K. Uemizu and T. Fukuhara and S. Ohtsuki and T. Satoh and Makoto Suzuki and M. Ueno and J. Nakatsuka and N. Iwagami and M. Taguchi and Shigeto Watanabe and Yukihiro Takahashi and G. Hashimoto and Hiroki Yamamoto},
  journal={Acta Astronautica},
  year={2012},
  volume={93},
  pages={384-389}
}
Abstract Japanese Venus Climate Orbiter/AKATSUKI was proposed in 2001 with strong support by international Venus science community and approved as an ISAS (The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science) mission soon after the proposal. The mission life we expected was more than two Earth years in Venus orbit. AKATSUKI was successfully launched at 06:58:22JST on May 21, 2010, by H-IIA F17. After the separation from H-IIA, the telemetry from AKATSUKI was normally detected by DSN Goldstone… Expand
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