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Soviet-Russian Venera 1962 to 1982 spacecraft
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post Nov 21 2008, 08:54 PM
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The early Venera capsules (Venera 1 to Venera 8) had in facrt 2 antennas: One foxed at the centre of the top and one that was deployed on a approx 2 meter long cable. Some good images of the Venera 4 ground tests: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cBHtUFwRT8

A nice video with lots of schematic drawings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7IINGA7Ju0...feature=related

And a nice scale model showing the descent module (containing the lander) ontop of the orbiter:

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post Dec 1 2008, 04:05 PM
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Very interesting Venera weblink (German): http://www.bernd-leitenberger.de/venera9-16.shtml
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post Dec 1 2008, 08:26 PM
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PhilCo, I found from a book a very similar schema of Venera 9, however there are some differences.
In the German article number 15 refers to magnetometer, but in the image below both '4's (in the German article as '14' and '15') are attitude thrusters. In the image below magnetometer is '3'

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post Dec 12 2008, 05:57 PM
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In posts #09 and #10 we discussed the Venera padobran (parachutes) so I wanted to post one more image.
Remember later Venera landers had a single large main chute of which I'll post an image later... wink.gif



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post Dec 12 2008, 08:23 PM
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This is great Stuff!!

It was so hard to find things like these before.

I appreciate these pics and links everyone!
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post Dec 13 2008, 09:12 AM
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And another one by a Soviet-Russian space artist who made a nice choice of colors:



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post Dec 15 2008, 06:08 PM
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Yet another artist' impressions of the Venera lander on the surface:

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post Dec 6 2009, 05:47 AM
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Here is a reworked image of the Venera 14 Camera 1 panorama. Camera 1 is on the soil sampler side.

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I took all the Venera 14 images processed by Ted Stryk and tried to align them up and play with the color.
The predicted changes of the calibration target due to temperature, presssure, and predicted lighting were done by Don Mitchell (here).
I used this to compare to the calibration target on the camera 1 side.
Camera 1 side is facing towards the light source.

A Soviet emblem can be seen on the base of this side of the lander as a pentagonal shape. Normally silver, after color adjustment it appears to be reflecting orangish-yellow light (good!).


(I was trying to get all fancy and do a polar projection. That didn't work so well.)


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post Dec 6 2009, 05:54 AM
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And here is the Venera 14 Camera 2 adjusted panoramic.

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Note how the green end of the calibration target matches the background rock.
(I also tried to get rid of some of the vertical striping in the images.)


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