EnVision mission – UPSC Prelims

  • EnVision¬†is a European Space Agency(ESA)-led mission.
  • NASA is a co-contributor.
  • Aim:¬†
    • The mission will carry instruments to study the Venus atmosphere and surface.
    • To monitor trace gases in the atmosphere, and analyse the surface composition of Venus.
  • Launch Year:¬†The mission is likely to be launched sometime in the 2030s.
  • It will be launched on an Ariane 6 rocket.
  • The rocket will take about 15 months to reach Venus and will take 16 more months to achieve orbit circularization.
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