Akatsuki Fails to Enter Orbit of Venus - Universe Today
JAXA announced that the Akatsuki spacecraft failed to enter orbit around Venus. The orbit insertion maneuver was performed, the space agency said in a statement, but “unfortunately, we have found that the orbiter was not injected into the planned orbit as a result of orbit estimation.” While extremely disappointing, perhaps not all is lost. If … Continue reading "Akatsuki Fails to Enter Orbit of Venus"