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Mission typeVenus orbiter
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass2,500 kg
Payload mass~100 kg (220 lb)
Power500 watts for payload
Start of mission
Launch dateProposed: 2023[1][2]
Launch siteSDSC SHAR
Orbital parameters
Reference systemCytherocentric
Pericytherion500 km (310 mi)
Apocytherion60,000 km (37,000 mi)
Venus orbiter
Venus atmospheric probe
Spacecraft componentballoon

Shukrayaan-1 (शुक्रयान-१ or Venus craft)[3] is a orbiter to Venus by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to study the surface and atmosphere of Venus.[4][5][6] It is not known whether it will actually happen, this is just an idea.

In 2017 there was enough money to do research about doing this mission. If all of the costs are paid for, then this mission will launch in the early 2020s.[2] The Government of India, in 2017–18 gave the Department of Space a 23% increase in money. Under the space sciences section, the money is for "for Mars Orbiter Mission II and Mission to Venus".[7]

From 2016 to 2017, ISRO worked together with JAXA to study the atmosphere of Venus using signals from the Akatsuki Venus orbiter.[8][9][10] ISRO and France (CNES) are talking about working together on this mission and jointly develop aerobraking technologies.[11]

References[change | change source]

  1. "After Mars, Isro aims for Venus probe in 2-3 years". 9 June 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Annadurai, Mylswami. "ISRO Space Physics: future missions" (PDF). Raman Research Institute.
  3. "Indian Mars and Venus missions: Science and exploration" (PDF). 22 July 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 November 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  4. Ranosa, Ted (July 2015). "India Plans Mission To Venus Following Success Of Mars Orbiter". Tech Times. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  5. Nowakowski, Tomasz (July 2015). "India eyes possible mission to Venus". Spaceflight Insider. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  6. "Isro to undertake the heaviest launch in December". 23 July 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  7. India, Press Trust of (12 February 2017). "Budget 2017: ISRO gets funds for 2nd Mars mission, maiden Venus venture". Retrieved 30 March 2017 – via Business Standard.
  8. "Department of Space, Annual Report 2016-17" (PDF). 22 February 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2018. Both agencies have also agreed to conduct a joint experiment to study Venus atmosphere by collecting signals from JAXA’s Akatsuki mission by ISRO’s ground stations (IDSN).
  9. "Initial results of the radio occultation experiment in the Venus orbiter mission Akatsuki" (PDF). 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 November 2018. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  10. Imamura, Takeshi (3 October 2017). "Initial performance of the radio occultation experiment in the Venus orbiter mission Akatsuki". Earth, Planets and Space 69 (1). doi:10.1186/s40623-017-0722-3. 
  11. ISRO to work with its French counterpart for inter-planetary missions to Mars, Venus. India Times 16 April 2018.