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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency made a second attempt Monday morning to put the Akatsuki probe into orbit around Venus, five years after a problem with the main engine thwarted the first try.

“It is very much expected to enter the planned orbit,” JAXA professor Masato Nakamura, who is in charge of the Akatsuki program, said at a news conference after the agency confirmed that Akatsuki’s equipment, including communications, was still functioning properly after a four-thruster burn went as planned.

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