Venera 14 Descent Craft
Courtesy of NASA's National Space Science Data Center
Launch Date: 1981-11-04
Venera 14 landed at 13° 15 minutes S by 310°, about 950 kilometers southwest of
Venera 13. Surface temperature was 465°C and pressure was 94 Earth
atmospheres. Venera 14 carried instruments to take chemical and isotopic
measurements, monitored the spectrum of scattered sunlight, and recorded
electric discharges during its descent phase through the Venusian
atmosphere. The spacecraft utilized a camera system, an X-ray fluorescence
spectrometer, and a seismometer to conduct investigations on the surface.
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