The Venus Exploration Analysis Group

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 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.

VEXAG Charter

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.

Venus: The Exoplanet Next Door

Decadal Survey White Papers

LPI Web-Site for White Paper Submissions

Venus White Paper Guidelines

Venus White Paper Google Doc Directory

Venus White paper drafts are being shared on a google drive

Venus Strategic Documents (updated 2019)

Venus Strategic Documents Compilation

Goals, Objectives, and Investigations for Venus Exploration

Roadmap for Venus Exploration

Venus Technology Plan

Printer Friendly Combined Venus Strategic Documents

Related Documents

Venus Bridge Summary Report - April 20, 2018

VEXAG Venus Bridge Study Briefing to Thomas Zurbuchen - April 20, 2018

Aerial Platforms for the Scientific Exploration of Venus - October 2018

Venera-D Phase 2 Report – October 2-5, 2019

Upcoming Meetings

VEXAG 2021 Annual Meeting is tentatively scheduled as a hybrid face-to-face/virtual meeting for some time in November at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

Recent Meetings

18th Meeting of the Venus Exploration and Analysis Group (VEXAG)


Virtual, November 16–17, 2020

17th Meeting of the Venus Exploration and Analysis Group (VEXAG)
November 6–8, 2019, LASP Space Sciences Building, Boulder, Colorado

Meeting Summary

Venus Listserve News -Subscribe at

Akatsuki data

Data have been archived at the PDS Atmospheres Node at