Something has not gone right with Akatsuki, but they have communications

I was unable to follow Akatsuki’s entry into Venus orbit in real time due to family obligations. Checking in now, about four hours after it was to have entered orbit, it seems that something did not go correctly, but not much information is available. The Twitter feed seemed to be updating events according to the timeline I posted earlier until after the expected communications blackout, when the spacecraft apparently did not communicate with ….


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