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Hungary Magyar Posta 1972 Venus-8 USSR Space Mission
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Hungary
Type
Stamp (Miniature Sheet)
Class
Commemorative
Front Inscription
VÉNUSZ-8 MAGYAR POSTA LÉGIPOSTA 1972 III.27-VII.22 10 Ft 1973.
Face Value
10 Forint
Designer
Vertel József
Printer
State Printing Works, Budapest
Printing Method
Photogravure
Gum
Gum
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint Never Hinged - Superb
CATALOG INFORMATION
2846
Michel Briefmarken Katalog
C328
Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalog
Hungary Magyar Posta 1972 Venus-8 USSR Space Mission

VÉNUSZ-8

MAGYAR POSTA
LÉGIPOSTA

1972
III.27-VII.22

10 Ft

1973.

VERTEL JÓZSEF


Venera 8 - Successful Venus lander (USSR)

Launch: March 27, 1972

Venus landing: July 22, 1972

Upon Venus arrival Venera 8 used aerobraking to decelerate, and then deployed a parachute. A refrigeration unit cooled the spacecraft's components, protecting them from the intense heat as the lander descended to the surface. Once on the ground, the spacecraft transmitted data for 50 minutes, confirming a very high surface temperature and crushing atmospheric pressure.  It also measured the light level on Venus’ surface and found it suitable for surface photography, setting the stage for the images to be returned by Venera 9, 10, 13, and 14.

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