China may launch a space mission to Venus in 2026.
“Report” reports with reference to “RBC-Ukraine” that China plans to send an unmanned aerial vehicle to the planet.
The VOICE mission could begin in 4 years, with the spacecraft orbiting the hottest and brightest planet in the Solar System in 2027.
The apparatus will be located at a distance of 350 km from the surface of Venus and will study its geological evolution, thermal and chemical processes in the atmosphere.
The mission has not been approved yet. Several different projects are being considered in terms of budget, technology and launch schedule.