Space Science Reviews

, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp 751–777 | Cite as

A summary review of the scientific findings of the Mariner Venus mission

  • Charles P. Sonett


A summary review of the scientific findings of Mariner II is given insofar as available data allow. The instruments and those characteristics of the total rocket system which affect the scientific experiments are described. The review covers both planetary and interplanetary results and provides descriptive material on the instruments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles P. Sonett
    • 1
  1. 1.Space Sciences DivisionNASA Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldUSA

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