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Exploring the Venusian Atmosphere 

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40th Anniversary of the Venera 8, Venus Landing in 1972.



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Anniversary of the Venera 8 Launch in 1972



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Venera 8 (manufacturer's designation: 3V (V-72)) was a probe in the Soviet Venera program for the exploration of Venus.
Venera 8 was a Venus atmospheric probe and lander. The spacecraft took 117 days to reach Venus with one mid-course correction on 6 April 1972, separating from the bus (which contained a cosmic ray detector, solar wind detector, and ultraviolet spectrometer) and entering the atmosphere on 22 July 1972 at 08:37 UT.

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