Venus wins a stunning third new mission, this time from Europe

Venus scientists have long complained that the planet is not getting what it deserves from robotic explorers. But those days are over, with space agencies announcing three new flights to Earth’s mysterious twin in just over a week.

On June 2, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced that the agency will conduct two new missions to Venus, dubbed DAVINCI + and VERITAS, with the goal of launching the spacecraft between 2028 and 2030. Today (June 10), the European Space Agency (ESA) joined the rush to Venus in announcing that it will launch an EnVision mission to the planet in the early 2030s.

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