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Solar System Research

, Volume 46, Issue 7, pp 568–577 | Cite as

The Vega project: A space mission to Venus and Halley’s comet

  • V. P. DolgopolovEmail author
  • K. M. Pichkhadze
  • K. G. Sukhanov
Article

Abstract

The launch of the Soviet space probes Vega 1 and Vega 2 to explore Venus, including its atmosphere, and flyby Halley’s comet, a rare guest in the inner Solar System, added a vivid page to the history of space exploration. This paper is dedicated to Designer General Vyacheslav M. Kovtunenko.

Keywords

Vega 1 Vega 2 lander flyby spacecraft autostabilized platform balloon probe 

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© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. P. Dolgopolov
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. M. Pichkhadze
    • 1
  • K. G. Sukhanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Lavochkin Research and Production AssociationKhimki, Moscow RegionRussia

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