Missions to Venus

Mariner 2(Aug 1962-Jan 1963)

-First mission to Venus
-Scanned Surface with infared and microwave radiometers

Mariner5(June 1975-Nov 1975)

Mariner 10(Nov 1973-March 1975)

-First dual planet mission.

Pioneer Venus 1(May 1978-Oct 1982)

-First craft to use radar to map surface

Pioneer Venus 2(Aug 1978)

-Also known as Pioneer 13
-Sent probes to surface


-Flew by on way to Jupiter

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