Venus Express

Overview

Destination: Venus Orbit
Mission: Planetary Science

Venus Orbit 31/6 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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.

Soyuz-FG

Family: Soyuz-U
Configuration: 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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    4.95 m
  • Diameter
    2.68 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    305 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz-FG
  • Family
    Soyuz-U
  • Variant
    Fregat
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz-FG Fregat
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    7100 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Progress Rocket Space Center

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Dmitry Baranov Founded: 1996 Successes: 44 Failures: 1 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

Progress Rocket Space Centre, formerly known as TsSKB-Progress, is a space science and aerospace research company which is known for manufacturing launch vehicles and satellites. Most notably, Progress Rocket Space Centre is the manufacturer of Soyuz launch vehicles.

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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