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




Sunday afternoon – November 4, 2007


12:30 p.m.
Pick-up Handouts
Coffee and Pastries


1:00 p.m.
Venus Exploration Goals, Objectives, and Investigations: 2007
Sushil Atreya and Janet Luhmann


1:15 p.m.
VEXAG Goals and Objectives Document
Janet Luhmann


1:30 p.m.
Venus Flagship Class Missions Architectures
Tibor Balint and James Cutts


2:00 p.m.
International Planetary Probe Workshop
Jim Cutts, David Atkinson, Bernard Bienstock, and Sushil Atreya


2:15 p.m.
European Venus Explorer – A proposed mission for ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015–2025
Eric Chassefiere


2:30 p.m.
Coffee Break


2:45 p.m.
Venus Express Education and Public Outreach
Sanjay Limayo for Rosalyn Pertzborn


3:00 p.m.
Preview of OPAG Meeting
Sushil Atreya for Fran Bagenal


3:15 p.m.
Special Science Briefing Venus atmosphere from Venus Express/VIRTIS
Pierre Drossart, Giuseppe Piccioni, and the VIRTIS team


3:45 p.m.
Open Microphone


Extreme Temperature Motors and Drivetrains for Venus Exploration A Breakthrough Development

Jerri Ji


High Temperature Electronics, Communications, and Sensors for Venus Missions

G. W. Hunter, R. S. Okojie, P. G. Neudeck, G. M. Beheim, G. E. Ponchak, G. Fralick, J. Wrbanek, and

M. Krasowski


Exploring the Surface Mineralogy and Atmosphere of Venus with a Combined Remote Raman Spectroscopy

and Elastic Lidar System

Shiv Sharma, Paul Lucey, Syed Ismail, and Nurul Abedin


4:30 p.m.
Planetary Science Summer School Venus Mission Study
Britney Schmidt and Giovanni Minelli


4:50 p.m.
Preview of Monday’s Activities
Sushil Atreya and Janet Luhmann


5:00 p.m.
SMD Update to VEXAG
Andrew F. Cheng


5:20 p.m.


Monday Morning – November 5, 2007


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


9:00 a.m.
Planetary Science Division Update and Venus Exploration
Jim Green


9:30 a.m.
Status and Latest Results from Venus Express
Hakan Svedhem


9:50 a.m.
Recent Major Activities Related to VCO/PLANET-C (August October 2007)
Masato Nakamura and Takeshi Imamura


10:10 a.m.



10:40 a.m.
Coffee Break


11:00 a.m.
Searching for Evidence of Past Oceans on Venus
Mark A. Bullock and David H. Grinspoon


11:30 a.m.

Meeting Overview of NASA Workshop on Planetary Atmospheres
Philippe Crane


11:45 p.m.


Monday Afternoon – November 5, 2007


1:00 p.m.
Venus-Earth Climate Connections (25-minutes each)


2:15 p.m.
Coffee Break (15 minutes)


4:00 p.m.
General discussion - Venus-Earth Climate Connections
Larry Esposito, lead


4:30 p.m.
White Paper Discussion


5:00 p.m.
Next Meeting
Action Items
Sushil Atreya and Janet Luhmann