Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Venus Express Enters Orbit

Venus Express, a space probe built and opearated by the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully entered orbit around Venus yesterday.

“With the arrival of Venus Express, ESA is the only space agency to have science operations under way around four planets: Venus, the Moon, Mars and Saturn” underlines Professor David Southwood, the Director of ESA’s science programmes. “We are really proud to deliver such a capability to the international science community.”

If the name of this probe sounds familiar, you may be thinking of ESA's Mars Express that arrived in December, 2003.

via ESA - Venus Express