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

 

January 11–12, 2007
Crystal Gateway Marriot
Arlington, VA 22202.

 

Agenda

 

Thursday, January 11, 2007

 

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

8:30 a.m.
Third VEXAG Meeting Objectives
Sushil Atreya and Janet Luhmann

 

8:45 a.m.
VEXAG Introduction-NASA Headquarters Overview and Expectations
Jim Green

 

9:00
VEXAG Inputs into NASA’s Planetary Sciences Subcommittee
Sean Solomon

 

9:15
Overview of NASA Advisory Groups
Ray Arvidson – MEPAG
Sudhil Atreya – OPAG
Steve Mackwell – LEAG

 

9:30
Recap of NASA Strategic Plan Report
Ellen Stofan and Jim Cutts

 

9:45
Overview of VEXAG Goals and Objectives
Janet Luhmann

 

10:00
Coffee Break

 

10:15
Venus Mission Architectures
Jim Cutts

 

10:30
Science Drivers and Technology Challenges for Long-lived In-Situ Exploration of Venus
Tibor Balint

 

10:45
Recap ESA's Venus Entry Probe Workshop and Cosmic Vision Proposal
Eric Chassefiere

 

11:00
Status Report: ESA's Venus Express
Hakan Svedhem

 

11:15
MESSENGER Flybys
Sean Solomon, Noam Izenburg, Ralph McNutt

 

11:30
JAXA's Venus Climate Orbiter
Masato Nakamura and Takeshi Imamura

 

11:45
NASA'S Discovery Candidate VESPER
Gordon Chin

 

12:15
LUNCH

 

2:00
Recap of International Planetary Probes Workshop
Jim Cutts

 

2:15
Chapman Conference Update
Larry Esposito

 

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

 

3:30
Coffee Break

 

3:45
Special Science Briefing - Venus Express VIRTIS Science Results
Pierre Drossart / Giuseppe Piccioni

 

4:15
Education and Public Outreach
Rosalyn Pertzborn

 

4:30
Preview of the Prioritization of VEXAG Goals and Objectives
Steve Mackwell

 

5:00
Adjourn

 

Friday – January 12, 2007

 

8:00
Mingle
Pick-up Handouts
Coffee and Pastries

 

8:30
Prioritization of VEXAG Goals and Objectives
Sushil Atreya, Janet Luhmann and Steve Mackwell

 

10:30
Coffee Break

 

12:00
LUNCH

 

1:30
Report on Prioritization of VEXAG Goals and Objectives
Sushil Atreya, Janet Luhmann and Steve Mackwell

 

2:00
Wrap-up - Next Meeting - Recommendations - Action Items
Sushil Atreya and Janet Luhmann

 

2:30
Adjourn