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The Venera series of satellites was developed by the USSR for the gathering of data from Venus. They were relatively successful after the initial glitches were sorted out. As with some of the USSRs other satellite series they were launched in pair with a second satellite being launched soon after (a week or two) the first of the pair.

Venera is the Russian name for Venus.

Color image taken from the surface of Venus by the Soviet Venera 13[?] lander. Larger image



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