JAXA Akatsuki Thruster Casts Doubt on 2017

The animation above demonstrates a scenario in which the JAXA Akatsuki spacecraft may enter orbit around Venus in early 2017, since it failed to enter orbit on December 6/7, 2010. JAXA is concerned that a spacecraft thruster may malfunction again that would inhibit orbital inscertain in 2017, reports The Daily Yomiuri and The Mainichi Daily News.

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