Japan tried and failed to get its Akatsuki ("Dawn") probe into Venus' orbit back in 2010, and the spacecraft has been stuck orbiting the Sun ever since.

Japan’s Venus probe gets a second shot on December 7th

Japan tried and failed to get its Akatsuki (“Dawn”) probe into Venus' orbit back in 2010, and the spacecraft has been stuck orbiting the Sun ever since.

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