Tuesday , September 28 2021

2023: Venus Odyssey

ISRO offers the scientific community the opportunity to board the shaft

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is planning to launch a mission to Venus by mid-2023

Venus's mission, which will be India's second inter-planetary mission, is scheduled just one year after the space agency's most ambitious mission, when it was the Space Mission or Gagan Yaan, scheduled for June 2022.

In preparation for Venus's mission, the space agency has called on the international scientific community to contribute to the development of the mission's mission and issued a statement of opportunity (AO) for the same.

"This AO space experiment to explore Venus is available to international researchers from space agencies / research laboratories / academic institutions / universities. The international scientific community is asking for new space experiments to explore specific science areas of interest to Venus," said ISRO.

ISRO plans to have 12 useful loads on the proposed Venus mission satellite, which is: S-Band synthesized diaphragm radar (SAR), improved radar topside Ionosphere and underwater scanning, ultraviolet (UV) Imaging Spectroscopy Telescope, thermal camera, cloud surveillance camera, Venus atmospheric spectropolarimeter, luminous flux photometer, radio occlusion experiment, ionospheric electron temperature analyzer, slowing down potential analyzer, mass spectrometer, plasma wave detector.

The probable satellite carrying capacity will be ~ 100 kg with ~ 500 Watts. The proposed is very oblique orbit It is expected to be about 500×60,000 km around Venus.

According to the space agency, a wide range of research areas that are interesting are surface / surface properties and flood processes, atmospheric chemistry, dynamics and variation of the composition of interaction with solar radiation / solar wind. Some proposals should be submitted by December 20 and ISRO needs to be delivered by June 2022.

Last year, the space agency called on the Indian authorities to launch experiments in the Venus atmosphere.

Venus is often described as the "twin sister" of the Earth, given the similarity of size, mass, density, mass composition and gravity. It is believed that both planets share a common origin, which simultaneously forms condensing clouds about 4.5 billion years ago. Venus is about 30 percent closer to the sun than the earth, resulting in a lot of sunlight.

The Venus study began in the early 60's. Venus has been explored using flyby, orbital, some airplane tasks and an atmospheric probe.

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