The Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry and Imaging (DAVINCI) is a spacecraft that is looking to uncover the evolution and history of the planet Venus.
Carrying an atmospheric descent probe, the DAVINCI spacecraft will serve as a telecommunications hub by relaying information from the probe to Earth. It will also use its two onboard instruments to study Venusian clouds and map its highland areas as it flies by the planet.
Through studying Venusian cloud tops in ultraviolet light and the geology of the planet, questions regarding whether Venus was wet and habitable like Earth can hopefully be answered.
The mission is a partnership between Goddard Space Flight Center and Lockhead Martin with instrument work conducted by various other partners.