Scientists from the Russian Space Research Institute n.a. Lavochkin at the Russian Academy of Sciences and representatives from NASA discussed the implementation of a joint project titled “Venus-D”, according to a statement released by the Russian Federal Space Agency.
“Experts have already developed recommendations for engineering support of “Venus-D” project and compiled a list of the basic elements of orbiters, as well as set goals for Russian and US institutes for 2017”, — the message reads.
In addition, this year, a group of experts has to evaluate the sections of Venus surface, which are of interest to researchers, and to determine the landing spot. The launch is scheduled for the years 2026-2027.