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• Launch date: 20 May 2010

• Agency: JAXA

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The Planet-C misión, also known as Akatsuki, (“Dawn” in english) or Venus Climate Orbiter (VCO) is a spacecraft designed by JAXA ( Japan Spatial Agency) aimed to Venus exploration.
It is the first Japanese spacecraft launched to Venus and the second, after Nazomi (Planet-B) launched to another planet. After some unsuccessful attempts, it was inserted in Venus orbit on December 2015 .