Well before today’s announcement, Rocket Lab had already announced its intention to send a mission to Venus in 2023.

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Rocket Lab sounds like a company competing against Kerbal Space Program.


How plausible is it that they’ll actually make it, though? I don’t know much about them, but they seem like a pretty small company. A Venus mission by 2023 sounds like something that would be ambitious even for SpaceX. I’m rooting for them, though. Maybe they can attract more funding and/or help in the aftermath of this Venus news.