NZSA Venus Mission Mission

Launch Status


Date & Time

Dec 2024


Unknown Pad

Launch Service Provider



NZSA Venus Mission

Mission Type

Planetary Science


Heliocentric N/A

NZSA Venus Mission is a small direct Venus entry probe with a single 1 kg low-mass, low-cost autofluorescing nephelometer riding on a satellite bus based on the Photon Upper stage of the Electron rocket. The probe mission will spend approximately 5 minutes in the Venus cloud layers, 48-60 km above the surface, collecting in situ measurements to search for organic molecules in cloud particles and constrain particle composition.

Updated: Apr 16, 10:45am UTC

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