New program to study Venus that includes sending at least three scientific apparatus will be developed in Russia, the main stages will present in 2021. This was reported by TASS research Director ICA Leo Green on the occasion of the jubilee of the Institute.

"Is the idea to do a separate project, a program that includes multiple missions, said Green. – I think that the main features [of the program] next year we will be able to speak publicly".

According to the scientist, the first expedition under the programme will be "Venus D", the start of which is scheduled for the end of 2020-ies. After two or three years it is possible to run a second "Venus", then the third to the mid 30-ies.

Green said that the mission will include landers and various tools for atmospheric research.

Already developed in the present project planting of the mission "Venus D", said the scientific Director of ICA, will be included in the upcoming Unified space program. Negotiations with the Americans, who, according to the plans, will be partners in the framework of the project, scheduled in October. However, because of the situation with coronavirus "it is not clear how this will happen" – perhaps the talks will be held in a remote format, he added.

The previous comprehensive program for the exploration of Venus was implemented in the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union sent to the planet several automatic stations, including "Venus-13", who has worked in an aggressive atmosphere of Venus at a temperature of nearly 500 degrees Celsius, a record 2.5 hours. Studies of Venus have importance from the point of view of prevention of probable greenhouse disaster on Earth and the search for traces of extraterrestrial life.