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PFS (Venus Express mission)

VENUS-EXPRESS was launched on November 26, 2005. It was the second planet-bound probe developed for ESA. The aim of the mission is to study the atmosphere, plasma environment and surface of Venus. Poland was involved in the PFS (Planetary Fourier Spectrometer) experiment. The spectral range of the instrument is 0.9-45μm. It was designed to perform vertical and optical sounding of the Venus’ atmosphere. The CBK PAN delivered the scanner and power supply unit for PFS. The PFS design was based on the one located on Mars-Express.

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