The International VEGA "Venus-Halley" (1984-1986) Experiment : Description and Scientific Objectives
- Jan 1, 1985.
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- 1 electronic document
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- The Venus-Halley (Vega) project will provide a unique opportunity to combine a mission over Venus with a transfer flight to Halley's comet. This project is based on three research goals: (1) to study the surface of Venus; (2) to study the air circulation on Venus and its meteorological parameters; and (3) to study Halley's comet. The objective of the study of Halley's comet is to: determine the physical characteristics of its nucleus; define the structure and dynamics of the coma around the nucleus; define the gas composition near the nucleus; investigate the dust particle distribution as a function of mass at various distances from the nucleus; and investigate the solar wind interaction with the atmosphere and ionosphere of the comet.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19850014014., Accession ID: 85N22324., NASA-TM-77536., and NAS 1.15:77536.
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