List of artificial objects on Venus

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The following table is a partial list of artificial objects on the surface of the planet Venus. They have been abandoned after having served their purpose. The list does not include smaller objects such as parachutes or heatshields.

List of artificial objects on Venus[edit]

NASA's Magellan probe radar imagery of Venus surface
Venera 9 lander
Man-made object Image Nationality Landed Mass (kg) Location
Venera 3 USSR 1966 958  ? [1]
Venera 4 capsule USSR 1967 1104 19° N, 38° E
Venera 5 capsule USSR 1969 1128 3° S, 18° E
Venera 6 capsule USSR 1969 1128 5° S, 23° E
Venera 7 capsule USSR 1970 1180 5° S, 351° E
Venera 8 capsule
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USSR 1972 1180 10° S, 335° E
Venera 9 lander
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USSR 1975 2015 32° N, 291° E
Venera 10 lander
Venera 9 lander.jpg
USSR 1975 2015 16° N, 291° E
Pioneer Venus Bus
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United States 1978 290 37.9° S, 290.9° E
Pioneer Venus Large probe
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United States 1978 300 4.4° N, 304.0° E
Pioneer Venus Small probe - North
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United States 1978 90 59.3° N, 4.8° E
Pioneer Venus Small probe - Day
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United States 1978 90 31.3° S, 317.0° E
Pioneer Venus Small probe - Night
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United States 1978 90 28.7° S, 56.7° E
Venera 11 lander USSR 1978 2015 14° S, 299° E
Venera 12 lander USSR 1978 2015 7° S, 294° E
Venera 13 lander
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USSR 1982 2015 7.5° S, 303° E
Venera 14 lander
Venera 13 lander.gif
USSR 1982 2015 13.25° S, 310° E
Vega 1 descent unit USSR 1985 1500 7.5° N, 177.7° E
Vega 1 balloon gondola USSR 1985 6.9  ?
Vega 2 descent unit USSR 1985 1500 8.5° S, 177.7° E
Vega 2 balloon gondola USSR 1985 6.9  ?
Total estimated dry mass (kg) 22,642

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "NASA NSSDC Master Catalog - Venera 3". Retrieved 2010-12-24. 

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