Venus Data


The following page contains data sets and tools related to Venus missions. The IPDA maintains a glossary of agency acronyms. The link will open in a new tab.

Venus Missions

Mission NameAgencyCoverage PeriodLocation of Information or Data
Venera 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, and 16Soviet Union1961 – 1983 (not officially archived in the PDS)NASA/NSSDCA
NASA PDS/GEO
NASA PDS/PP
I
Pioneer Venus OrbiterNASANovember 1978 – October 1992NASA/NSSDCA
NASA PDS/ATM
NASA PDS/PPI
AMDA/CDPP
MagellanNASAAugust 1990 – September 1992NASA PDS/GEO
NASA PDS/ATM
NASA PDS/IMG
Venus ExpressESAApril 2006 – January 2015ESA/PSA
ESA/PSA
CNES/CDPP
AMDA/CDPP
NASA PDS/PPI
VeGaUSSRJune 11 and 15, 1985NASA PDS/ATM
Akatsuki-Venus Climate OrbiterJAXA, NASA PDS/ATMDecember 2015 – ongoingJAXA
NASA PDS/ATM
DAVINCI+NASApost 2028NASA
VERITASNASAdelayedNASA
EnVisionESA2031ESA

Non-Venus Missions with Venus Data

Mission NameAgencyTime of FlybysLocation of Information or Data
Mariner 10NASAFebruary 5, 1974NASA/NSSDCA
NASA PDS/ATM
GalileoNASAFebruary 9, 1990NASA PDS/ATM
NASA PDS/PPI
CassiniNASAApril 26, 1998 and June 24, 1999NASA PDS/ATM
NASA PDS/PPI
GSFC/CDAWeb
CNES/CDPP
MessengerNASAOctober 24, 2006 and June 14, 2007NASA PDS/GEO
NASA PDS/IMG
NASA PDS/PPI
RosettaESA PSASeptember 6, 2004 – October 16, 2004ESA/PSA
NASA PDS/SBN
Parker Solar ProbeNASAOctober 3, 2018, December 26, 2019, July 11, 2020, February 20, 2021, October 16, 2021, August 21, 2023, November 6, 2024NASA/GSFC
BepiColomboESA (MPO)
JAXA (MMO)
October 15, 2020 and August 10, 2021ESA/PSA
JAXA
ESA/PSA
UAE Asteroid MissionUAE2029UAE
Note: Venus data were obtained during the cruise or engineering phase and may not be fully archived or processed. They will be stored early in the mission archive and will be distributed among the instrument archives.

Additional Venus Data Sets and Tools

Product NameAgencyCoverage PeriodLocation of Information or Data
Pre-Magellan CD-ROMNASA1968-1990NASA PDS/GEO
Arecibo/Green Bank Radar ObservationsNASA1988-2020NASA PDS/GEO
Venus Orbital Data Explorer (ODE)NASANASA PDS/GEO
Map-A-PlanetUSGSUSGS
Venus TrekNASANASA/JPL
Navigation and Related Observation GeometryNASANASA PDS/NAIF