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Venus Express

Soyuz-FG

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Venus Express

  • Type: Planetary Science
  • Orbit: Venus Orbit

Venus Express (VEX) was the first Venus exploration mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). Launched in November 2005, it arrived at Venus in April 2006 and began continuously sending back science data from its polar orbit around Venus. Equipped with seven scientific instruments, the main objective of the mission was the long term observation of the Venusian atmosphere.

Location


31/6

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

31/6 has witnessed the launch of 412 rockets, including 412 orbital launch attempts, while Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan, has been the site for 1545 rocket launches.

31/6

Rocket


Progress Rocket Space Center Soyuz-FG Fregat

The Soyuz FG is a medium-lift launch vehicle qualified for manned launches and used to deliver Soyuz Spacecraft to Orbit for Missions to the International Space Station.

Soyuz-FG Fregat

Agency


Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
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