Faulty Valve Caused Akatsuki Failure at Venus - Universe Today
[/caption] The Japanese space agency has deduced that a faulty engine valve was the reason the Akatsuki spacecraft did not go into orbit around Venus as planned on December 6, 2010. According to the Daily Yomiuri, a malfunctioning valve in the probe’s fuel pressure system caused the engine to function abnormally. The valve is a … Continue reading "Faulty Valve Caused Akatsuki Failure at Venus"