Russia Prepares Station for Study of Venus
Russian automatic station “Venera-D”, which was originally planned to launch in 2016, will go into space in 2025.
According to TASS it was stated in proceedings of the representative of Lavochkin NPO for Korolyev readings, which will be held in Moscow on January 27-30.
“The Russian Federal Space Program for 2006-2015, formed in 2006, originally had a Venus research project /”Venera-D”/ – creating space complex for a detailed study of the atmosphere and surface of Venus, including orbital and landing devices with long life of active existence. Originally it was intended to implement the project in 2016, and currently it is considered the year 2025,” the report says.
In 2013, the concept of the project included in the project the “Venera-D” orbiter with running time more than two years, sub-satellite lander type “Vega” with a lifetime of three hours or the long-lived station that needs to work on the surface not less than a day.