Venera-1

Venera-series
reference images

Venera-3
Venera-1Venera-3

This page contains reference images for the Venera-series satellites. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

Venera was occasionally called Venusik by western media, or known as Venus, by direct translation.

Launch information
(found elsewhere)
Reference images
(immediately below)
Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(found elsewhere)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(found elsewhere)
Venera
(Russia/USSR)
Venera
(Russia/USSR)
Venera
(Russia/USSR)
Venera
(Russia/USSR)


Satellite(s) (Spacecraft Bus*)Launch Date(s)Reference Image(s)*
Venera (Russia/USSR)
Venera-(1a) (1VA #1) / Sputnik-7 [failed]
Venera-1 (1VA #2) / Sputnik-8
1961-02-04
1961-02-12
Venera-1 (See also Mars-1)
Venera-(2a) (2MV-1 #1) / Sputnik-19 [failed]
Venera-(2b) (2MV-1 #2) / Sputnik-20 [failed]
1962-08-25
1962-09-01
Venera-2mv-1
Venera-(2c) (2MV-2 #1) / Sputnik-21 [failed]1962-09-12No image available
Venera-(2d) (3MV1 #1) / Kosmos-27 [failed]1964-03-27Zond-1
Venera-2 (3MV-4 #3)
Venera-(4a) (3MV-4 #4) / Kosmos-96 [failed]
1965-11-12
1965-11-23
Zond-3
Venera-3 (3MV-3 #1)1965-11-16Venera-3
Venera-4 (V-67 #1)
Venera-(5a) (V-67 #2) / Kosmos-167 [failed]
1967-06-12
1967-06-17
No image available
Venera-5 (V-69 #1)
Venera-6 (V-69 #2)
1969-01-05
1969-01-10
Venera-6
Venera-7 (capsule)
Venera-7 (V-70 #1)
Venera-(8a) (V-70 #2) / Kosmos-359 [failed]
1970-08-17
1970-08-22
Venera-7
Venera-7 (capsule)
Venera-8 (V-72 #1)
Venera-(9a) (V-72 #2) / Kosmos-482 [failed]
1972-03-27
1972-03-31
Venera-8
Venera-7 (capsule)
Venera-9 (4V1 #1)
Venera-10 (4V1 #2)
Venera-11 (4V1 #3)
Venera-12 (4V1 #1)
1975-06-08
1975-06-14
1978-09-09
1978-09-14
Venera-10
Venera-9 (lander)
Venera-13 (4V1M #1)
Venera-14 (4V1M #2)
1981-10-30
1981-11-04
Venera-10
Venera-13 (lander)
Venera-15 (4V2 #1)
Venera-16 (4V2 #2)
1983-06-02
1983-06-07
Venera-16

*Spacecraft bus designations and reference images were obtained from Gunter's Space Page.


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