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




Thursday, January 11, 2007


8:45 a.m. Planetary Science Division Update
James L. Green, Acting Director, PSD


9:00 a.m. VEXAG Input into NASA's Planetary Science Subcommittee
Sean C. Solomon, Chair, Planetary Science Subcommittee, NASA Advisory Council


9:15 a.m. Lunar Science and Exploration: Activities of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG)
Steve Mackwell, Lunar and Planetary Institute
G. Jeffrey Taylor, University of Hawai'i


Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group
Ray Arvidson, Chair, Washington University


OPAG Report to VEXAG
Sushil K. Atreya


9:30 a.m. Overview of NASA's 2006 Solar System Exploration Roadmap
Ellen Stofan and Jim Cutts


9:45 a.m. Overview of VEXAG Goals and Objectives
Janet Luhmann


10:15 a.m. Overview of Typical Venus Mission Architectures
James Cutts and Tibor Balint, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech


10:30 a.m. Science Drivers and Technology Challenges for Long-Lived In-Situ Exploration of Venus
Tibor S. Balint and James A. Cutts


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


11:15 a.m. The MESSENGER Venus Flybys
Sean C. Solomon, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington


11:30 a.m. Present Status of Planet-C in 2007
Masato Nakamura and Takehiko Satoh, ISAS/JAXA


2:00 p.m. Fourth International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW-4)
Jim Cutts and Tibor Balint


2:30 p.m. Shield Fields and Associated Features: Implications for Shield Field Formation Processes
Zack Bowles and Ron Greeley, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University


Harsh Environment Electronics and Sensors Applications
Gary W. Hunter, NASA Glenn Research Center


Development of Extreme Temperature Motor for Venus Drill System


NIAC Phase I Call for Proposal


Chemical Kinetic Model for the Lower Atmosphere of Venus
Vladimir Krasnopolsky


Planetary Raman Spectroscopy for Venus
Alian Wang, Washington Univeristy in St. Louis


Report to VEXAG About Workshop on Surface Ages and Histories: Issues in Planetary Chronology
Nadine G. Barlow, Northern Arizona University


Autoclave Engineering Test Chamber


Venus Exploration and the Case for Astrobiology
Jorge I. Nunez, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University


4:15 p.m. Venus Express Education Program "The Unsolved Mysteries of Venus"
Rosalyn Pertzborn and Sanjay Limaye, University of Wisconsin-Madison


4:30 p.m. VEXAG Goals, Objectives, Investigations, Measurements and Priorities: 2007
Stephen Mackwell, Lunar and Planetary Institute