Future space missions: the inner region of the Solar system

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1Vasylenko, AA
1Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
Space Science and Technology 2017, 23 ;(3):75-82
Section: Space Astronomy
Publication Language: Ukrainian
Abstract: 
The paper deals with an overview of space missions to explore the inner region of the Solar System, the nearest on time of their launch, namely, Probe Plus, Solar Orbiter, BepiColombo, EXOMars, and InSight. Each of them will study either the Sun or the planet of the Earth group. Their launches are planned for 2018–2020. We describe briefly predestination and technical equipment of spacecrafts, flight plan and scientific goal of these missions.
Keywords: Martian atmosphere, Martian surface, Mercury magnetic field, orbit, solar wind, spacecraft
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