Mission Artwork

Venus Express

European Space Agency (ESA)

ESA announcement: On 11 July 2002, Europe took a step closer to Venus. The ESA Science Programme Committee agreed unanimously to start work on Venus Express. Venus Express will reuse the Mars Express spacecraft design and needs to be ready for launch in 2005.

See "
Venus Express Comes Into Cosmic Vision" for the story.

ESA is using my old Mars Express spacecraft image in the new Venus Express artwork. (not even a small credit to NASA for the image, though). That makes Venus the only other planet that I've created mission artwork for, at least publicly.


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