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.
The 21st VEXAG Meeting took place October 30 and 31, 2023, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the NM Museum of Natural History and Science. The meeting program is available through the meeting link, and recordings of presentations will be available there as soon as they are ready.
Self Nominations for Steering Committee Members and Scribe - Due November 17, 2023. VEXAG is seeking new Steering committee members and Scribes for the coming year. See our SC Selection and Rotation Page https://www.lpi.usra.edu/vexag/documents/organizational-docs/steering-committee/ for details.
Venus Exploration Strategy
The draft white paper for community review at this link. Lend your voice and support to support the Decades of Venus. We seek community input for the document revised after the 2023 VEXAG meeting, and final update of the document to be presented at LPSC 2024.
Opportunities for Venus Early career Networking (OVEN)
The primary goal of this group is to support early career Venus researchers by providing networking opportunities, professional development through colloquiums and gatherings, and to foster community amongst the group. Please fill out the form if you are interested in joining.
Become involved in VEXAG: ask to work with one of our Science/Analysis Workgroups (SAWs).
We need particpants snd leaders in a number of Science & Analysis Workgroups (SAWs) including especially
- SAW 5 - Venus Science Nuggets
- SAW 9 - Social Media
- SAW 11 - IDEA
- SAW 12 - Aerial Platforms
- SAW 14 - Venus Mapping
- SAW 15 - Surface Platforms
- SAW 16 - Mentoring
- SAW 17 - Strategic Document Revision
- SAW 18 - Venus Data Resources
See the About Us page for details.
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!
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 13-17, 2023
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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