Fiery Goddess

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antosarai
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Fiery Goddess

Unread post by antosarai » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:28 pm

On April 3, 2020, Stephen Smith ended his comment on the Thunderbolts Picture of the Day with:

"The next U.S. sponsored mission [to Venus] is likely to be a balloon."

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nick c
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Re: Fiery Goddess

Unread post by nick c » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:37 pm

TPOD Fiery Goddess

https://www.space.com/36064-nasa-russia ... talks.html
The mission would include an orbiter and a lander, and possibly a solar-powered airship that would fly through Venus' upper atmosphere.
also:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_Atm ... e_Platform
Under this collaboration, Venera-D could incorporate some US components, including balloons, a subsatellite, a long-lived (24 hours) surface station, or a maneuverable aerial platform.[4][18][20] Any potential collaboration is still under discussion.
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Re: Fiery Goddess

Unread post by Osmosis » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:54 pm

Gee, I figured a titanium balloon!
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Re: Fiery Goddess

Unread post by antosarai » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:50 pm

Thanks, nick c.

For the prompt answer and your usual amiability.

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