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.
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.