India plans a mission to Venus by mid-2023

The fully integrated GSAT-29 satellite taking off from the launch pad at Sriharikota's Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh, India, on Nov 14, 2018.
The fully integrated GSAT-29 satellite taking off from the launch pad at Sriharikota's Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh, India, on Nov 14, 2018.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

NEW DELHI - Following successful missions to the moon and Mars, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced plans to go to Venus by mid-2023.

A statement from ISRO last week called for collaboration with the international scientific community on "novel space-based experiments to study specific areas of science interest on Venus".

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