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NZSA Venus Mission

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LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

December 29, 2024 at 7:00 PM EST

(December 30, 2024 at 12:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

December 29, 2024 at 7:00 PM EST

(December 30, 2024 at 12:00 AM UTC)

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December 29, 2024 at 7:00 PM EST

(December 30, 2024 at 12:00 AM UTC)

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Planetary Science
    • NZSA Venus Mission is a small direct Venus entry probe with a single 1 kg low-mass, low-cost autofluorescing nephelometer riding on a satellite bus based on the Photon Upper stage of the Electron rocket. The probe mission will spend approximately 5 minutes in the Venus cloud layers, 48-60 km above the surface, collecting in situ measurements to search for organic molecules in cloud particles and constrain particle composition.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

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