Public Domain Images, courtesy of NASA/National Space Science Data Center. Five years later, Venera 9 was the first to send back pictures from the surface.

Glimpses below the clouds reveal volcanoes and deformed mountains. The design was similar to the earlier Venera 9–12 landers. (NASA) The images and other data was transmitted to an orbiting section of Venera 9 for relay to Earth. Similar in structure and size to Earth, Venus' thick, toxic atmosphere traps heat in a runaway 'greenhouse effect.' In 1975, during a 53-minute transmission, Venera 9 sent back the first ever pictures of another planet’s surface, stunning scientists with its abundance of sharp-edged rock formations. The Venera 9 and 10 landers (launched June 8 and 14, 1975, respectively) sent back the first close-up photographs (in black and white) of the surface of another planet. The right half of the panoramic view of the surface of Venus from the Venera 13 lander. It launched Pioneer Venus Orbiter on a mission to Venus on 20 May 1978 and Pioneer Venus 2 on 8 August 1978. Venera 9 (ryska: Венера-9) var den första av den tyngre generationens sovjetiska rymdsonmder vars uppdrag var att undersöka Venus genom att fotografera planeten i ultraviolett ljus och genomföra andra vetenskapliga undersökningar. More than 20 spacecraft have visited Venus including Venera 9, which landed on the surface, and Magellan, which used radar to peer through the clouds and make a map of the surface. Venera D Figure 4: Venera D, Venus Mission [12] The Venera D mission has been reopened for discussion since its first proposal in 2003 with Russia and NASA. Venera 8 (Russian: Венера-8 meaning Venus 8) was a probe in the Soviet Venera program for the exploration of Venus and was the second robotic space probe to conduct a successful landing on the surface of Venus.. Venera 8 was a Venus atmospheric probe and lander. Five years later, Venera 9 was the first to send back pictures from the surface. Venera 9 Lander image of the surface of Venus at about 32 S, 291 E. The Lander touched down at 5:13 UT with the sun near zenith on 22 October 1975 and operated for … Venus is a dim world of intense heat and volcanic activity. Images from Venera 9 (top) and Venera 10 (bottom). 1975 October 22: After 126 days in transit, the Venera-9 orbiter encountered Venus. The right half of the panoramic view of the surface of Venus from the Venera 13 lander. 9 May 1979 The United States undertook a pugnacious mission to Venus that was intended to capitalize on scientific knowledge gained from the earlier Soviet Venera 9 and Venera 10 probes. Venera was a series of 16 flyby, orbital, and landed missions to Venus conducted by the Soviet Union from 1961 to 1983. Venera 13 and 14 (1981–82) each had a descent craft/lander contained most of the instrumentation and electronics, and a flyby spacecraft that was used as a communications relay. Venera 9 lander. The current atmospheric environment at the surface of the planet is far too hostile, by benign terrestrial standards, to support life or to participate in the origin of life. Venera 11 and 12 (launched Sept. 9 and 14, 1978, respectively) conducted detailed chemical measurements of the Venusian atmosphere on their way to soft landings.

More information about these missions is available at this link on the National Space Science Data Center web site. This visible light picture of Venus was taken by the Galileo spacecraft that orbited Jupiter from 1995 to 2003. Venera Spacecraft 6 venera 9 6 Spacecraft Venera Download image. Venera 10 lasted for … Venera 9 orbiter. It will involve a lander capable of surviving for a long duration on the surface and an orbiter to be launched around 2025. Venera. (NASA) Venera 9 had been launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard a Proton-K rocket, 8 June 1975. Venera-9 descends and lands. The design was similar to the earlier Venera 9–12 landers. 3. (Image credit: NASA) The scorched world has temperatures hot enough to melt lead. Venera 13 and 14 (1981–82) each had a descent craft/lander contained most of the instrumentation and electronics, and a flyby spacecraft that was used as a communications relay. The experiment with two-frequency radio occultation measurements of the Venusian nightside ionosphere using the Venera-9 and 10 orbiters is described. The north pole is at the center of the image, with 0 degrees, 90 degrees, 180 degrees, 270 degrees east longitudes at the 6, 3, 12, and 9 o'clock positions, respectively, of an imaginary clock face. Venera 9 was the first of a new generation of Soviet space probes ('4V') designed to explore Venus. (Image credit: NASA)