The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has every reason to celebrate right now. Back in 2010, the agency’s Venus Climate Orbiter, known by the name Akatsuki (“dawn”), failed to make it into orbit around Venus. It was a big miss for a mission focused on observing the second planet from the sun.
It took five years of maneuvering to bring the space probe back into position for another shot. On Wednesday, JAXA confirmed Akatsuki’s successful arrival in orbit.
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