Venus Express launch

Venus Express launch

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Caption: Venus Express launch. The Venus Express spacecraft was launched in a Fregat vehicle on top of a Soyuz rocket. It lifted off on 9th November 2005 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, and took 163 days to reach Venus. It arrived there in April 2006 and has been studying Venus's atmosphere. Venus Express is a virtual twin of ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, launched in 2003 to study Mars. In February 2007, it was announced that the Venus Express mission would be extended until May 2009.

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