Venus is a planet with the Corpus as the controlling faction.
Venus becomes accessible by defeating the
Specter in the Venus Junction on Earth after completing the required tasks.
Assassination Target of the planet is the Jackal, located in the mission node Fossa. Jackal drops the component blueprints for the parts of the Rhino Warframe.
Vesper Relay Status
Invasion Missions: The Infested will always appear as an "Opposing" faction during Invasion missions.
Spy Missions: Special enemy variants have a chance of spawning during Spy missions.
Early on in the game prior to being able to consistently access the Void tileset, the Dark Sectors on Romula and Malva are an easy way for new players to earn more credits than on a standard mission.
Venus itself is named after the Roman Goddess of love. The names of its missions are from a variety of sources, with a few exceptions:
Various geological formations on the planet's surface ( Tessera, Aphrodite, Ishtar).
Mythological figures and concepts associated with the goddess ( Vesper, Cytherean, Aphrodite).
Exploration Programs aimed at studying Venus itself ( Venera).
A long, narrow depression on the surface of an extraterrestrial body ( Fossa).
Malva is a feminine Greek name that means "soft".
The name Romula could relate to Romulus, one of the founders of Rome and the mythological son of Venus herself.
The Spy mission Vesper shares its name with the Relay of this planet.
In reality, the surface of Venus is way too hot to support life. Fragments obtained from Venus indicate that Orokin technology keeps the planet cool enough for life to thrive.
This is the first planet that players can encounter the Infested.
It is also the first planet where Dark Sectors can be accessed.