Sixth Meeting of the Venus Exploration and Analysis Group (VEXAG)


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

8:00 a.m. Sign-In
Pick-up Handouts
Coffee and Pastries
8:30 a.m. Welcome Adriana Ocampo

8:35 a.m. VEXAG Meeting #6 Overview and Objectives
  • Provide feedback on the STDT
    Flagship Mission Study
  • Community update of VEXAG White Paper as input to the Decadal Study

Ellen Stofan

8:45 a.m. Status Report on Venus Express Hakan Svedhem

9:00 a.m. JAXA's Venus Climate Orbiter Masato Nakamura
Takeshi Imamura

9:15 a.m. Update on Decadal Survey David Smith

9:45 a.m. Coffee Break  

10:00 a.m. STDT Report and Discussion Mark Bullock

11:00 a.m. NASA Headquarters Update and Perspective
on Venus Exploration
Jim Green

11:30 a.m. Open Mike Presentations (1–2 slides, up to 10 minutes)
Provide your presentation to the projectionist during the coffee break

12:00 p.m. Lunch at LPI, catered at a cost of about
$10 per participant

1:00 p.m. Charge to focus groups Ellen Stofan

1:15 p.m. Focus Group Preview of Splinter Sessions
Review of White Paper and Venus STDT
Kevin Baines
Steve Mackwell
Jim Cutts
David Grinspoon

4:00 p.m. Focus Group Reports  

5:00 p.m. Wrap-up
Next Meeting
Action Items
Ellen Stofan

5:30 p.m. Adjourn  

ReminderA Workshop on Venus Geochemistry: Progress, Prospects, and New Missions will be held at the Gilruth Center, NASA Johnson Space Center on Thursday-Friday, February 26–27, 2009 following this VEXAG Meeting.