Venus Surface Sample Return: Role of Balloon Technology

  title={Venus Surface Sample Return: Role of Balloon Technology},
  author={James A. J. Cutts and David H. Rodgers and Jonathan M. Cameron and Jeffery L. Hall and Viktor V. Kerzhanovich and Erik Nilsen and James L. Rand and Andre H. Yavrouian},
The rocks and soils on the surface of Venus record the secrets of why this planet evolved so differently from its sister planet Earth: Both NASA and the European Space Agency are now studying missions for bringing samples from the surface of Venus back to Earth where they can be analyzed with state-of-the-art techniques. Balloon technology will play a key role in such a mission. It will be used for raising samples from the Venus surface when the temperature is 460C and the pressure is 90 bars… CONTINUE READING

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