Eleventh Meeting of the Venus Exploration and Analysis Group (VEXAG)

November 19–21, 2013
James Webb Auditorium, NASA Headquarters
Washington DC

Agenda and Presentations

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
8:15 a.m. VEXAG Technology Forum Pat Beauchamp
8:30 a.m. Overview of Entry, Descent and Landing Issues Michelle Munk
8:45 a.m. Heatshield for Extreme Entry Environment Technology (HEEET) E. Venkatapathy
9:15 a.m. Adaptive Deployable Entry and Placement Technology (ADEPT) P. Wercinski, E. Venkatapathy, P. Gage,  
A. Cassell, B. Yount, D. Prabhu, B. Smith,
J. Arnold, A. Makino, K. Peterson,
C. Kruger, C. Kazemba, T. Squire,
R. Chinnapongse
9:45 a.m. Overview of Entry, Descent and Landing Issues Michelle Munk
9:55 a.m. Venus Aerial Platform Technology Jeffery L. Hall and James Cutts
11:00 a.m. Communication & Navigation Support to Venus Missions Steve Townes
11:30 a.m. Radioisotope and Power Supplies - Planetary Technologies Leonard Dudzinski
1:00 p.m. Power System Technologies for Future Venus Missions Rao Surampudi, Satish Khanna,  
Jonathan Grandidier, Kumar Bugga
1:30 p.m. Extreme Environment Developments Gary W. Hunter, Elizabeth Kolawa
3:45 p.m. Facilities Overview Tibor Kremic
4:00 p.m. Venus Technology Plan Pat Beauchamp and Jim Cutts
5:30 p.m. Poster- Experimental Duplication of Venus Atmospheric Entry Flow G. de Crombrugghe, R. Morgan,
T. J. McIntyre, F. Zander
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
8:15 a.m. Welcome and Objectives Lori Glaze
8:45 a.m. Venus Express Mission Update Hakan Svedhem
9:00 a.m. Akatsuki Mission Update  Masato Nakamura, Tomoaki Toda,
Nobuaki Ishii, Takeshi Imamura
9:15 a.m. Venus investigations after Venus Express: Venera-D mission L. Zasova
9:30 a.m. International Collaborations for Venus Exploration Sanjay Limaye
9:45 a.m. ESA’s Science Programme Opportunities for Venus Missions Colin Wilson
10:30 a.m. Centennial Challenges Program, Space Technology Mission Directorate Larry Cooper
Open Microphone Presentations
10:50 a.m. Open Mic 1 – Effect of the Artemis superplume on the surface Hansen & Olive (2010 Geology)
10:50 a.m. Open Mic 2 – Development of Extreme Temperature Motor for Venus Kris Zacny
10:50 a.m. Open Mic 3 – Research on Mars with the applicability to Venus Nicki Button
10:50 a.m. Open Mic 4 – Viscoelastic Feformation of Mead Crater: Implications
for the Thermal History of Venus and Constraints for Rheology and Crustal Thickness
Saman Karimi
10:50 a.m. Open Mic 5 – Modelling the Venus Clouds and Upper Haze Using CARMA 3.0 Peter Gao, Xi Zhang, David Crisp,
Charles G. Bardeen, and Yuk Yung
1:15 p.m. VEXAG Goals, Objectives, and Investigations Document Robert Herrick, Kevin Baines, Lori Glaze,
Bob Grimm, Walter Kiefer, Kevin McGouldrick, Sue Smrekar, Con Tsang
3:00 p.m. Venus Exploration Roadmap Doug Stetson
4:15 p.m. Plans for Finalizing the VEXAG Technology Plan Pat Beauchamp, Jim Cutts
Thursday, November 21, 2013
8:15 a.m. NASA’s Planetary Science Program Overview and Restructuring
ROSES R&A Program
Jim Green, Jonathon Rall
10:15 a.m. Venus Exploration Targets Workshop Buck Sharpton, Lori Glaze
10:45 a.m. Comparative Planetary Climates Conference (CCTP-2) Jeff Hollingsworth
11:00 a.m. International Cooperation VEXAG Focus Group Sanjay Limaye, Jim Cutts