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 an 7-person Executive Committee, 3 Focus Groups, and 2 Topical Analysis Groups. Input from the scientific community is actively sought. The VEXAG provides findings to NASA Headquarters, but does not make recommendations. Stay in touch by visiting our Twitter and Facebook pages! If you have interest in becoming a member of VEXAG, please fill out the VEXAG Indication of Interest form.
The Venus Exploration Analysis Group 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. VEXAG is chartered by NASA's Solar System Exploration Division and reports its findings to NASA. 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.
Guiding Documents Updates 2019
Drafts current as of October 1, with feedback welcome to VEXAG Chair (email@example.com) before October 15 for inclusion in final version.
Key Documents - 2014–2019
17th Meeting of the Venus Exploration and Analysis Group (VEXAG)
November 6–8, 2019, LASP Space Sciences Building, Boulder, Colorado
Abstract Deadline – August 21, 2019, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Saving Time (GMT -5)
Exoplanets in Our Backyard: Solar System and Exoplanet Synergies on Planetary Formation, Evolution, and Habitability
February 5–7, 2020, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas
Abstract Deadline – November 13, 2019, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Standard Time (GMT –6)
Venera-D Joint Science Definition Team Workshop:
Venera-D Landing Sites and Cloud Layer Habitability Workshop
Space Research Institute (IKI), Moscow, October 2–5, 2019
16th Meeting of the Venus Exploration Analysis Group
November 6–8, 2018, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland
VEXAG/Venus Town Hall at LPSC
March 20, 2018
The Woodlands, Texas
Access to Akatsuki data
Data have been archived at the PDS Atmospheres Node at http://atmos.nmsu.edu/Venus/akatsuki.htmlHow to subscribe to Venus Listserve news - https://lists.psi.edu/mailman/listinfo/venus