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Mission

Kind: Venus orbiter

State: Successful

Place: Venus

Operator: Soviet Academy of Sciences

Date

Start:

Duration: Overall: 1 year, 1 month, 7 days At Venus: 9 months

Mission Ending

Last Contact: 5 January 1985 (1985-01-06)

Rocket

Rocket: Proton-K/D-1

Kind: Soviet Academy of Sciences

Manufacturer: NPO Lavochkin

Mass: 5,250 kg (11,570 lb)

Launch Site: Baikonur 200/39

Flyby

"Requesting permission for flyby." Maverick - Top Gun

Orbit

Reference System: Cytherocentric

1º Orbit: Venus

Lander

"The journey, not the arrival, matters; the voyage, not the landing." - Paul Theroux



Venera 15 (Russian: Венера-15 meaning Venus 15) was a spacecraft sent to Venus by the Soviet Union. This uncrewed orbiter was to map the surface of Venus using high resolution imaging systems. The spacecraft was identical to Venera 16 and based on modifications to the earlier Venera space probes.

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