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Swedish Institute of Space Physics to Explore Venus for 2nd time via Indian Space Mission Shukrayaan-1

Swedish Institute of Space Physics to return to VenusThe Swedish Institute of Space Physics(IRF) will explore Venus for the second time through the India’s 1st Venus Mission Shukrayaan-1. The Shukrayaan-1 is scheduled for launch at the end of 2023 from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Key Points:-

  • Venusian Neutrals Analyzer (VNA), the satellite instrument of IRF will study the interaction between the charged particles of the sun and the atmosphere and exosphere of the planet.
  • It takes six months for the spacecraft to fly to Venus and it will spend a year in orbit around Venus to explore the planet.
  • ASPERA-4 (Analyzes of Space Plasma and Energetic Atoms),IRF’s instrument studied Venus on European spacecraft Venus Express between 2006-2014.
  • Plasma properties around Venus are measured intimately through the satellite tv for pc instruments.
  • ASPERA-Four consists of 4 different sensors to investigate energetic impartial atoms and plasma particles.
  •  ASPERA-Four proved that water on Venus is escaping to an area with vitality obtained from the photovoltaic wind.
  • IRF`s satellite tv for pc instrument on Shukrayaan-1 can be half of a bigger Indian instrument package deal and be the ninth technology of IRF`s collection of miniatured ion and ENA devices.
  • The primary technology SARA (Sub-keV Atom Reflecting Analyzer) was launched on Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 that explored the Moon in 2008-2009.
  • SARA consisted of two sensors:

i) A detector for energetic impartial atoms

ii) An instrument to measure the circulation of ions within the photovoltaic wind. 

  • The SARA was the first collaborative project between IRF and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

About Indian Venus Mission– Shukrayaan-1:
Operator: ISRO
Launch: 2023