Implementation of the Russian mission "Venera-D" to study the second planet of the solar system is scheduled for the 2026-2027 biennium. It is reported by TASS with reference to the statements by the representatives of the Institute of Space Research Institute (IKI).
The project "Venera-D" ( "Venus of long-lived") provides for the development of the orbiter and landing station. As stated in the Space Research Institute, the period of existence of the space station will be three years, the lander will stay two hours on the surface of Venus.
It should be noted that as of the middle of this year, the project was not included in the Federal Space Program for 2016-2025 years, Although it was part of an earlier version prepared before the suspension of the program. However, to give is not planned by its mission.
Running the station will be carried out with the help of the carrier rocket "Angara-A5" and the upper stage "Breeze" or KVTK. The initial mass of the device on the way to Venus will be 6.5 tons.
It is expected that the project will provide new information about the evolution of Venus.
Note that the "Venera-D" will be the first Venusian probe launched by the Russian Federation after the collapse of the USSR.