The Venus Exploration Analysis Group
Discovery Selections, June 2021
NASA Selects 2 Missions to Study ‘Lost Habitable’ World of Venus
The Decade of Venus has arrived! Both DAVINCI+, a Venus atmosphere probe, and VERITAS, a radar mapper, were selected as the next Discovery Missions. VERITAS will launch in 2028; DAVINCI+ will launch in 2029. The advent of these two major missions to Venus enables opportunities for ride-along Smallsats and Cubesats missions.
Cosmic Vision Selection, June 2021
ESA Selects the EnVision Mission To Provide a Holistic View of Venus
And the hits keep coming! Venus wins the Trifecta with ESA’s selection of EnVision as the next Medium-class mission in the agency’s Cosmic Vision plan, for launch in the early 2030s. The mission’s instruments include imaging and sounding radars, spectrometers, and a radio science experiment to probe the planet’s interior via gravity measurements.
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.
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. 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
VEXAG 2021 Annual Meeting is scheduled as a hybrid (face-to-face/virtual) meeting for mid-day Monday, November 8, 2021 though all day Wednesday, November 10th at the Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland hosted by Noam Izenberg
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18th Meeting of the Venus Exploration and Analysis Group (VEXAG)
Virtual, November 16–17, 2020
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