ISRO's plan to make Venus mission special

Tags: National Science and Technology

After the Moon and Mars mission, India is now going to participate in the journey of Venus along with America and other countries. 

  • The purpose of this campaign is to gather information about the atmosphere of Venus.

  • The project report of 'Shukrayan-1', the name given to the Venus mission of ISRO, is ready and the budget has also been fixed for this.

  • The cost of the Venus mission is likely to be between ₹500 crore to ₹1,000 crore, depending on the level of equipment.

  • About Shukrayaan-I Mission

  • Shukrayaan will be India's first orbiter mission to Venus.

  • It will be similar to Moon and Mars missions.

  • The mission aims to study the surface of the hottest planet in our solar system. 

  • It also aims to unravel the mysteries under the Sulphuric Acid clouds enveloping on Venus.

  • Its atmosphere is highly toxic and corrosive.

  • Studying the structure, composition, and dynamics of the atmosphere.

  • ISRO is planning to launch orbital manoeuvres in December 2024 when Earth and Venus will converge.

  • About Venus

  • Venus is the second planet from the Sun and Earth’s closest planetary neighbour. Mercury is closer to the Sun.

  • Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system.

  • The surface temperature on Venus is about 900 °F (475 °C), high enough to melt lead.

  • Its dense atmosphere is filled with the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, and contains clouds of sulfuric acid.

  • Venus is sometimes called Earth's twin because it is similar in size and composition, but the planet differs greatly in other respects.

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