named from Davinci Missionbut no reference required Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)One NASA announced that he plans to reach the soil of Venus In an initiative to be held in the year 2031.
through a Statement published on its official websiteThe space agency strengthened that it would be the first to study the planet through flybys and surface exploration.
as reinforced by the portal fairwareOne Deep Atmosphere Venus Probe of Noble Gases, Chemistry and Imaging (in Portuguese, Probes of Noble Gases in the Deep Atmosphere of Venus, Chemistry and Imaging), will be the third mission to the planet VenusShortly after: Pioneer (1978) and Magellan (early 1990s).
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The space agency said that it is forecast that the spacecraft will orbit Venus in 2029 and will reach its surface two years later in 2031.
Director of Researchers from DAVINCI and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center from the state of Maryland, Jim Garwinshared some details about the mission: “This dataset of chemical, environmental and descending images will paint a picture of the layered atmosphere of Venus, as well as how it interacts with the surface in the mountains of Alpha Regio, which are twice the size of Texas.”They said.
“The measurements will allow us to assess historical aspects of the atmosphere as well as detect particular types of rocks on the surface, such as granite, while Guppy is looking for landscape features that inform us about erosion or other formation processes. can do.”added.
It is worth remembering that one of the objectives of the DAVINCI mission will be to investigate whether Venus once had oceans.