BepiColombo, Solar Orbiter collect data on Venus during historic double flyby
Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 08/29/2021
On August 9, 2021, the joint ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft performed a flyby of Venus, coming within 7,995 km of the Venusian surface. Just 33 hours later, on August 10, the joint ESA/JAXA BepiColombo spacecraft flew by the planet, coming within 552 km of the surface.