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




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