Venus - Venera 10 Lander

The surface of Venus from the Venera 10 Lander

Venera 10 Lander image of the surface of Venus at about 16 N, 291 E. The Lander touched down at 5:17 UT on 25 October 1975 and returned this image during the 65 minutes of operation on the surface. The sun was near zenith during this time, the lighting was about what would be seen on Earth on an overcast summer day. The objects at the bottom of the image are parts of the spacecraft. The image shows flat slabs of rock, partly covered by fine-grained material, not unlike a volcanic area on Earth. The large slab in the foreground extends over 2 meters across. (Venera 10 Lander, surface image, Russian Space Agency, not necessarily in the public domain)
Larger image: 175K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1975-10-25 T 05:17
Distance/Range (km): 0.002
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +16.,291. E
Orbit(s): lander

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface, lander
Instrument: Television Camera (Panoramic Telephotometer)
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 128 x 512, 6 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 170. (horizontal)
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Venera 10 Lander image
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-054D-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 31 March 2016