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

 

May 1–2, 2006
Pasadena, California.

 

Agenda

 

MONDAY, MAY 1, 2006

8:30 a.m.
Sign-In
Pick-up Handouts
Coffee and Pastries

9:00 a.m.
VEXAG Introduction-NASA Headquarters Overview and Expectations
Adriana O'Campo

9:15 a.m.
Second VEXAG Meeting Objectives
Sushil Atreya and Janet Luhmann

9:30 a.m.
Chapman Conference Recap
Larry Esposito

10:00 a.m.
Coffee Break

 

10:15 a.m.
Status Report: ESA's Venus Express
Hakan Svedhem

 

10:45 a.m.
Recap ESA's Venus Entry Probe Workshop
Olivier Witasse

 

11:00 a.m.
Update – Messenger Flybys
Sean Solomon and Noam Izenberg

 

11:15 a.m.
Update JAXA's Venus Climate Orbiter Overview
Takehiko Satoh and George Hashimoto

 

11:30 a.m.
NASA Strategic Plan Panel Discussion
Ellen Stofan, Janet Luhmann, and Jim Cutts

12:30 p.m.
LUNCH

1:30 p.m.
First VEXAG Meeting Recap - Technology Readiness
Steve Mackwell

1:45 p.m.
Plans for VEXAG Goals, Objectives, Investigations, and Priorities Document
Steve Mackwell

2:00 p.m.
Recap of PI-Led Lessons Learned Meeting
Gregg Vane

 

2:15 p.m.
Preview of Planetary Probe Workshop
Jim Cutts

 

2:30 p.m.
Open Mike Presentations (1–2 slides, up to 10 minutes)

Atmospheric Dynamics Science – Gerry Schubert (20 Min)

 

4:00 p.m.
Focus Group Updates (VEXAG Document Goals)

  • Atmospheric Evolution Focus Group
    Kevin Baines
  • Planetary Formation and Evolution Focus Group
    Steve Mackwell
  • Technology for Venus In-Situ Exploration Focus Group
    Jim Cutts

5:00 p.m.
Education and Public Outreach
Rosalyn Pertzborn

5:30 p.m.
ADJOURN

TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2006

8:00 a.m.
Mingle
Pick-up Handouts
Coffee and Pastries

8:30 a.m.
Focus Group Splinter Session Previews

  • Atmospheric Evolution Focus Group
    Kevin Baines
  • Planetary Formation and Evolution Focus Group
    Steve Mackwell
  • Technology Needs for Venus In-Situ Exploration Focus Group
    Jim Cutts

9:00 a.m.
Focus Group Splinter Sessions (VEXAG Document Objectives)

 

11:00 a.m.
Coffee Break

 

11:20 a.m.
Plenary Focus Group Session
Kevin Baines and Steve Mackwell

12:00 p.m.
Focus Group Splinter Session Reports

  • Atmospheric Evolution Focus Group
    Kevin Baines
  • Planetary Formation and Evolution Focus Group
    Steve Mackwell
  • Technology for Venus In-Situ Exploration Focus Group
    Jim Cutts

12:45 p.m.

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

1:00 p.m.
ADJOURN

 

1:00 p.m. 5:00
Ad Hoc meetings (if needed) on topics not completely discussed earlier in the meeting

 

Note: The Planetary Society (TPS)/National Space Society ISDC conference (LAX Sheraton Gateway Hotel) will have a Mars and Venus New Results session Thursday afternoon May 4, 2006 starting at 2:00 p.m. Featured speakers are:

 

2:00 p.m.

  • Rich Zurek: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
  • Donna Shirley: Mars in Science and Science Fiction

3:00 p.m.

  • Kevin Baines: New Views of Hidden Wolds, including Venus Express
  • Tibor Balint: Technology Perspectives in the Future Exploration of Venus

VEXAG meeting attendees who will be staying over for the OPAG meeting may want to attend.