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Scientists again "inspection" Venus

April 11 2006

European interplanetary station Venus Express will orbit today, "the morning star."

With "Venus Eksperess" scientists will study the planet's atmosphere, and explore its surface. In late May, the orbit of the probe will be adjusted and the unit will carry out the scientific program.

The station will operate, at least two Venusian days (486 Earth days), with a possible extension for two more Venusian days. The total duration of the expedition since the launch in this case is 1,185 days.

The device was launched on 9 November 2005 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by a Russian carrier rocket Soyuz, and has overcome more than 400 million miles, according to Channel One.

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