The Venus Exploration Analysis Group
The Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VExAG) is NASA's community-based forum designed to provide scientific input and technology development plans for planning and prioritizing the exploration of Venus over the next several decades. Open to all interested scientists, VEXAG regularly evaluates Venus exploration goals, scientific objectives, investigations, and critical measurement requirements, including especially recommendations in the NRC Decadal Survey and the Solar System Exploration Strategic Roadmap.
Findings of the 2023 VEXAG meeting are now available in the Findings, Endorsements, and Questions (FEQ) document in the Document section.
Presentations and Recordings of the 2023 VEXAG meeting are available here: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/vexagoctober2023/technical_program/
The VEXAG Exploration strategy is expected to be finalized and presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in March. See the White paper for the draft. It’s not too late to send in your comments and input! https://www.lpi.usra.edu/vexag/documents/white-papers/Venus-White-Paper-Draft-for-Community-Input.pdf
VEXAG welcomes new Steering Committee members: Kelsey Crane, Jacob Izraelevitz, Piero D’Incecco, and Robbie Herrick. We also sincerely thank the members rotating off after 3 years of service: Molly McCanta, and Jason Rabinovitch. See About Us page for details.
VEXAG Science and Analysis Workgroups (SAWs) are updated and beginning 2024 activities. See About Us page for details, contacts, and if you wish to become involved with VEXAG activities!
Unveil Venus: Why is Earth's sister planet so different?
VEXAG was established by NASA in 2005 to identify scientific priorities and opportunities for the exploration of Venus, Earth’s sister planet. The group has an open membership and a Steering Committee for which applications are solicited annually. It actively seeks and gathers input from the scientific community and communicates findings to the NASA Planetary Advisory Committee and Headquarters. The VEXAG provides findings to NASA Headquarters, but does not make recommendations. Stay in touch by visiting our Twitter and Facebook pages! Instagram feed coming soon.
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Archive at groups.google.com/a/psi.edu/g/venus/
Details about VEXAG, including its purpose, activities, organization, and processes can be found in the VEXAG Terms of Reference.
Venus: The Exoplanet Next Door
Decadal Survey White Papers
March 11-15 2024
21st Meeting of the Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG)
October 30-31, 2023
Albuquerque, New Mexico/Virtual
Venus as a System
November 1-3, 2023
Virtual and in-person at Albuquerque, New Mexico
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