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Temperature and Pressure Profiles

NSSDCA ID: 1978-086C-07

Mission Name: Venera 12 Descent Craft
Principal Investigator:Dr. V. S. Avduevsky


This experiment was designed to determine the temperature and pressure of the atmosphere of Venus from an altitude of 105 km to the surface. Temperature and pressure were measured indirectly from 105-70 km by means of inertial load measurements during aerodynamic braking. Temperature and pressure were measured directly at altitudes below 50 km. Four manometers of the aneroid barometer type, four platinum resistance thermometers, and an accelerometer were used to conduct this experiment. The experiment was described in Avduevsky, V. S. et al., 1979, Cosmic Research, Consultants Bureau, New York, v. 17, n. 5, pp. 539-544 (Kosmicheskie Issledovanija, 1979, v. 17, n. 5, pp. 655-660).

Alternate Names

  • Venera12DescentCraft/TemperatureandPressureProfiles

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. V. S. AvduevskyPrincipal InvestigatorSoviet Academy of Sciences
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