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


May 7–8, 2008
University of Maryland Conference Center
Greenbelt, MD




Wednesday – May 7, 2008


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


9:00 a.m.
Fifth VEXAG Meeting Overview and Objectives
Ellen Stofan

  • Provide feedback on objectives of the STDT Flagship mission study
  • Community update of white paper goals-objectives-measurements

9:20 a.m.
Status Report on Venus Express
Hakan Svedhem


9:40 a.m.
JAXA's Venus Climate Orbiter
Masato Nakamura and Takeshi Imamura


10:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.
Report on Venus-Earth Climate Connections
David Grinspoon


10:30 a.m.
ISSI Venus-Earth Climate Workshop
Dima Titov


10:45 a.m.
Comparative Planetary Processes: Venus-Mars-Earth
Jim Head


11:15 a.m.
Venus Laboratory Measurements
Alan Tremain


11:30 a.m.
NASA Headquarters Perspective on Venus Exploration
Jim Green


12:00 a.m.
Venus Technology Development via PIDAP
John Rall


12:15 p.m.


1:15 p.m.
STDT Report and Discussion
Mark Bullock


3:15 p.m.
VEXAG Goals and Objectives Document (White Paper)
Ellen Stofan


3:25 p.m.
Focus Group Preview of Splinter Sessions – Review of White Paper
David Grinspoon, Kevin Baines, Steve Mackwell, Jim Cutts, Mark Allen


3:50 p.m.
Focus Group Splinter Sessions – Review STDT progress and coordinate feedback, alterations to white paper


5:10 p.m.
Focus Group Mini-Reports


5:30 p.m.


Thursday – May 8, 2008


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


8:30 a.m.
Focus Group Meetings


9:30 a.m.
Special Science Report
Gerald Keating


9:50 a.m.
Venus surface composition from Venus Express
Joern Helbert


10:05 a.m.
Update on VEX Science from Participating Scientists
Kevin Baines


10:20 a.m.


10:35 a.m.
Special Report – NASA's Plans for Aerocapture/Aerobreaking and Radioisotope-Powered Spacecraft
Leonard Dudzinski


10:50 a.m.
Magellan Aerobraking
Dan Lyons


11:00 a.m.
Education and Public Outreach
Rosalyn Pertzborn


11:15 a.m.
STDT wrap up
Mark Bullock


11:30 a.m.
Open Mike Presentations (1-2 slides, up to 10 minutes)
Provide your presentation to the projectionist during the coffee break


12:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m.
In-Space Propulsion Program
Michelle Munk


1:45 p.m.
Focus Group Reports
David Grinspoon, Kevin Baines, Steve Mackwell, Jim Cutts, Mark Allen


2:45 p.m.
Next Meeting
Action Items
Ellen Stofan


3:00 p.m.