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International Balloon Technology Conference
Robotic exploration of Venus presents many challenges because of the thick atmosphere and the high surface temperatures. The Venus Aerobot Multisonde mission concept addresses these challenges by using a robotic balloon or aerobot to deploy a number of short lifetime probes or sondes to acquire images of the surface. A Venus aerobot is not only a good platform for precision deployment of sondes but is very effective at recovering high rate data. Thisdoi:10.2514/6.1999-3857 fatcat:j6qkugf5w5bhhms6yqrvgbhhf4