Vega lander

Vega lander

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Caption: Vega lander. Model of the Vega probe's descent vehicle, which was used as part of the international Vega mission, launched in December 1984, to study Venus and the tail of Halley's Comet. Two unmanned Soviet spacecraft, Vega 1 and 2, carried two probes which were released into Venus's atmosphere, and a dust collector for analysing the comet.

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