Solar System Research

, Volume 52, Issue 7, pp 691–698 | Cite as

Analysis of Design Characteristics of Snake-Type Atmospheric Probes (Vetrolets) for Studying the Atmosphere of Venus

  • I. A. SobolevEmail author


In Russia, work aimed at designing a spacecraft for the long-term exploration of Venus is currently underway as part of the VENUS-D project. The R&D work proposes the concept of a snake-type atmospheric probe intended for exploring the atmosphere of Venus. This article describes the principles of flight, considers the main design features and engineering characteristics of the probes, and provides recommendations for engineering solutions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OOO SputnixSkolkovo, MoscowRussia

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