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Venus Express powers into orbit

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Venus Express on-site report from ESA mission control

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Confirmation that Venus Express had successfully entered orbit came from ESOC, ESA's Space Operations Centre, in Germany, today at 11:12 CEST. After a tense engine burn and blackout while the spacecraft swung behind Venus, mission controllers re-established the radio telemetry link with Venus Express marking successful arrival at the planet.

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