[Success!]Venus Climate Orbiter “Akatsuki” last re-entry imminent
JAXA(Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) is December 9, it was a press conference and was successful in Venus orbit re-entry of 'Akatsuki’.
Currently in elliptical orbit, an altitude of about 400km in places closest to Venus, the altitude of about 440,000 km in places farthest from Venus, it is circling in the same direction as the rotation of Venus.
In the future, do the function confirmation of scientific observation equipment that are equipped, it is scheduled to start the steady-state observations from around April 2016.
JAXA site (Japanese)