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04/05/1989 The Magellan probe is launched

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MAGELLAN TO VENUS (1990) - NASA documentary

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Magellan, Galileo, and Ulysses

Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Kennedy Space Center with the Magellan robotic probe on board. Two successive propulsion burns later placed the probe on its trajectory to Venus. Its mission was to map the planet’s surface using synthetic aperture radar and to measure the planetary gravitational field.
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