Akatsuki mission

Akatsuki, also known as the Venus Climate Orbiter, is a space probe developed by JAXA to study the atmosphere of Venus. It failed to enter orbit around Venus in December 2010. After the spacecraft revolved the Sun for five years, it was successfully placed into an alternative Venusian elliptic orbit in 2015. It is the first Asian spacecraft to orbit Venus.
The orbiter mission is currently studying the planet Venus, observing clouds and photographing surfaces to study the complex Venusian meteorology and provide detailed explanation on the processes behind the atmospheric super-rotation.

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