The probe "Venera-D" will be launched in 2031

The automatic interplanetary station “Venera-D” has been developed since 2012. It is assumed that the station

will explore Venus over several days and will include an orbital unit, a lander and at least two balloon probes.

The main mission of the probe will be to study the seismic activity of Venus and its lightning.

Immediately after the landing of the probe will occurthe deployment of small stations that will take samples of the soil and begin to analyze it. 45 minutes after landing, the Venera-D will begin transmitting scientific data to Earth. It is expected that after three hours after landing, the station will stop working due to overheating of its radio system. During this time, it is supposed to transfer 340 Mb of data to Earth.

Korablev noted that the project is fully ready fortop development work. The Russian Academy of Sciences will request funding for the project as early as 2019 so that the next one can proceed to the preliminary design.


The Accounts Chamber (CA) in 2018 identifiedfinancial irregularities in the work of Roscosmos amounting to almost 50 billion rubles. Moreover, in 2017 this figure was 785 billion rubles - that’s almost 50 Venera-D missions.