First meeting of the Venus Exploration and Analysis Group (VEXAG)

The first meeting of the Venus Exploration and Analysis Group (VEXAG) will be held in the Piazza Atrium at the Sheraton Pasadena, November 4th, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. The hotel is located at 303 East Cordova Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 (0.38 mi from Pasadena).

Reservations: (626) 449-4000 or (800) 457-7940
Reservation code: JPL-V.E.X.A.G (make sure you use this code)
Rate: $100 (Rooms at this rate are very limited)
Cut-off Date: October 13, 2005, 5p.m. PST

The meeting follows immediately after MEPAG

Agenda
   Click on the title for the powerpoint presentation in pdf format.

8:00 a.m.

Sign-In
Pick-up Handouts
Coffee and Pastries

8:30 a.m.

VEXAG Introduction – Overview and Expectations
Steve Saunders

8:45 a.m.

VEXAG Meeting Goals
Sushil Atreya and Janet Luhmann

9:00 a.m.

Current Missions: ESA's Venus Express Overview
Gerhard Schwehm

9:20 a.m.

Current Missions: JAXA's Venus Climate Orbiter Overview
Masato Nakamura and Takeshi Imamura

9:40 a.m.

Current Missions: Messenger at Venus
Noam Izenberg

9:50 a.m.

Future NASA Venus Exploration Opportunities
Jim Cutts

10:10 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:30 a.m.

Atmospheric Evolution Focus Group
Kevin Baines

10:50 a.m.

Planetary Formation and Evolution Focus Group
Steve Mackwell

11:10 a.m.

Open Microphone Presentations (1-slide, up to a max of 8 mins)
Please give Power-point slides in advance to the projectionist
on a memory stick during the 10:00 AM Coffee Break.

12:30 p.m.

Lunch
Focus Group Splinter Sessions

2:40 p.m.

Focus Group Splinter Report – Atmospheric Evolution Focus Group
Kevin Baines

2:50 p.m.

Focus Group Splinter Report – Planetary Formation and Evolution Focus Group
Steve Mackwell

3:00 p.m.

Chapman Conference
Larry Esposito

3:15 p.m.

Education and Public Outreach
Rosalyn Pertzborn

3:30 p.m.

Wrap-up – Next Meeting – Recommendations – Action Items
Sushil Atreya and Janet Luhmann

4:00 p.m.

Adjourn