Japanese satellite slipped Venus

Japanese satellite "Akatsuki" failed to reach the orbit of Venus. The unit slipped past the planet and is now moving away from it. At first, he did not come in time to communicate and stopped for about an hour. Through a spare antenna was only a limited flow of information.

The device launched to Venus on May 20. Now he can again move closer to the planet and try to re-enter the Earth's orbit is only seven years, provided that his system will work fine. After reaching orbit device should more than two years to provide information on the Earth to Venus.

The cost of the project "Akatsuki" - $ 300 million.

Photos and text via the news agency "Regnum»



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