AKATSUKI

Launch Details
Launched 19 May 2010
Flight ended
Status Operational
Destination Sun Orbit
Launch site Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
Owner Japan
NORAD ID 36576
COSPAR ID 2010-020D
Alternative names PLANET-C
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Timeline

2010 May 20 Launch from Tanegashima YLP-1
2010 Dec 6 Unsuccessful attempt to insert spacecraft into orbit around Venus
2015 Mar 26 Thruster burn to lower orbit from 13-day period to 9-day period
2015 Dec 7 Successful insertion into orbit around Venus, using secondary thrusters
2016 Dec 9 Infrared 1um and 2um cameras failed

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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