Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Venera 10 lands on Venus, 1975

Just three days after Venera 9 touched down on the Venusian surface, Venera 10 landed October 25, 1975 at high noon.  It came to rest in the Beta Regio area about 2200km from Venera 9.  Like its sister craft, one of its lens covers failed to come off so Venera 10 could not take panoramic photos and the Soviets had to settle for only 180°.

Venera 10 operated for 65 minutes before failing.

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