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VEXAG Calendar - VEXAG Meetings/Venus Express/Akatsuki/Meetings of Interest


Current VEXAG Sponsored Meeting


Workshop on Venus Exploration Targets
May 19–21, 2014
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Houston Texas


Twelth Meeting of the Venus Exploration Analysis Group
Spring 2015
Washington DC area
Dates and location to be announced


2nd Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets Conference
July 7–10, 2015
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field

California, USA


Venus Express Science Team Meetings and Aerobraking Campaign


Venus Express Science Team Meeting
June 26–27, 2014
ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany


Venus Express VIRTIS and VMC Data Workshop

May 12–15 2014  
European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)

Villanueva de la Cañada (Madrid) Spain

Registration - If you are interested in attending this workshop, please register using the following registration form:


Venus Express Aerobraking Campaign

  • End of Routine Science Mission - May 17, 2014
  • Walk-in Phase for Aerobraking - May 17–June 18, 2014
  • Aerobraking Campaign - June 18–July 11, 2014

Akatsuki  (Venus Climate Orbiter, Planet-C) Project Events

  • May 20, 2010 - Launch
  • December 7, 2010 – Arrival at Venus – Failed Orbit Insertion
  • November 2015 – Venus Fly-by
  • Sometime in 2016 – Possible Venus Orbit Insertion

Members of the Venus community are encouraged to participate in:

  • 11th International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW-11)
    June 16–20, 2014
    Pasadena, California, USA
    This 11th workshop will build upon the IPPW tradition by encouraging international cooperation in planetary probe missions, new technologies, and scientific discoveries. In addition, scholarships are available to support students from around the world with a unique opportunity to present their work and interact with the leaders in their discipline areas. The program will include invited talks, contributed presentations, posters, and opportunities for networking with colleagues. Preceding the workshop, on June 14–15, a two-day short course entitled "Discovery and Surprise:  Science from Planetary Probes" will be offered
  • 48TH ESLAB Symposium: New Insights Into Volcanism Across The Solar System
    June 16–21, 2014
    Noordwijk, Netherlands
    Contact: Sebatian Besse
    The aim of the 2014 ESLAB symposium is to review the different mechanisms, sources and surface expressions of volcanism, both effusive and explosive. Special, but not exclusive, emphasis will be put on moons and Mercury, target bodies of future ESA missions (BepiColombo to Mercury and the Jupiter icy moon explorer mission, JUICE). Other themes of the symposium will focus on the understanding of the role and impact of volcanism in the early history of terrestrial planets (including planet Earth) and possible processes on Mars (studied by ESA's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter). By bringing all this information together under this theme, we will be able to improve our current understanding of the formation and evolution of our Solar System.

  • Fall AGU Meeting
    December 15–19, 2014
    San Francisco, CA, USA