VERITAS’ mission has now been forced to be postponed due to a large withdrawal of funding. Photo/IFL Science.
This condition is contrary to NASA’s recent findings. Where last week they learned that Venus still has active volcanoes. It means Venus is not a dead planet as many people think.
This condition makes many people excited to explore Venus. However, the reality is that many of the VERITAS mission funds have been withdrawn.
It is known that in 2021 NASA announced two missions to go to Venus namely DAVINCI+ (Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging) and VERITAS (Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy). investigate whether Venus has or has plate tectonics and determine whether there are still active volcanoes on Venus.
It is estimated that the two missions will soon be carried out in 2028-203. The two missions were given a sizable budget, namely USD 500 million each or reaching IDR 7.6 trillion.