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

 

Presentations

 

9:00 a.m. VEXAG IntroductionNASA Headquarters Overview and ExpectationsAdriana Ocampo

 

9:15 a.m. VEXAG Meeting #2 ObjectivesSushil Atreya and Janet Luhmann

 

9:30 a.m. Chapman Conference RecapLarry Esposito

 

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

 

10:45 a.m. Recap ESA's Venus Entry Probe WorkshopHakan Svedhem

 

11:00 a.m. Update - Messenger Flybys - Ralph McNutt

 

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

 

11:30 a.m. NASA Strategic Plan Panel DiscussionEllen Stofan, Janet Luhmann, and Jimm Cutts

 

1:30 p.m. VEXAG Meeting #1 Recap - Technology ReadinessSteve Mackwell

 

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

 

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

 

2:15 p.m. Preview of Planetary Probe WorkshopJim Cutts

 

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

 

Atmospheric Dynamics Science – Gerry Schubert (20 minutes)

The Human Exploration of VenusMark Bullock

Solar Wind Interaction and Atmospheric Loss at VenusPontus Brandt

Silicon Carbide Atmospheric Density SensorRobert Okojie

 

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

 

Atmospheric Evolution Focus GroupKeven Baines

Planetary Formation and Evolution Focus GroupSteve Mackwell

Technology for Venus In-Situ Exploration Focus GroupJim Cutts

 

5:00 p.m. Education and Public OutreachRosalyn Pertzborn