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A balloon-borne mission to observe Venus during the January 2014 inferior conjunction

Abstract:

We describe a stratospheric balloon mission that will make continuous observations of Venus over a period of several weeks during the January 2014 inferior conjunction. NASA's balloon program has historically supported Antarctic flights like this one in the eliophysics and Astrophysics Divisions. The proposed experiment consists of a one meter telescope, two imaging detectors operating from 0.35 to 2.55 ! m at the diffraction limit and 33 filters. This mission will address a number of questio...

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Journal:
European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Volume:
700 SP
Pages:
379-386
Publication date:
2011-01-01
ISSN:
0379-6566
URN:
uuid:eea895d5-f488-41a2-b8d9-1f536ef0c859
Source identifiers:
325423
Local pid:
pubs:325423
Language:
English

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