Thirteenth meeting of the Venus Exploration and Analysis Group (VEXAG)

October 27–29, 2015
NASA Headquarters



Welcome and Objectives
Lori Glaze

NASA Reports and AACS Study

Update on NASA Planetary Science Division
Jim Green

Science Nuggets
Jim Green

AAAC Proposal Study – Applicability to R&A
Keivan Stassun

Mission Reports

Venus Express Report
Håkan Svedhem, Dmitry Titov

Akatsuki Report
Takeshi Imamura 

Venera-D Science Definition Team
Dave Senske

Venus Mission Plans in Europe
Richard Ghail, Thomas Widemann, Colin Wilson

Venus III Book and 2016 International Venus Conference

Venus III Book
Colin Wilson

2016 International Venus Conference
Colin Wilson

Open Microphone Presentations

Venus Colonization
Eric Boyd

Which Tesserae are the best Tesserae to Measure Tessera Composition?
Martha Gilmore

G. Managadze, K. Luchnikov, A. Chumikov, A. Safronova,P. Wurz, N. Managadze

Radar-bright Highlands at Ovda Regio and Maxwell Montes: Different Patterns, Different Processes
Allan Treiman, Elise Harrington, Simon Fraser

Coordinated Ground-based/Akasuki Observations and Observing Venus from the Earth's Stratosphere
Eliot Young, Mark Bullock, Con Tsang, Tibor Kremic,Karl Hibbitts, Andy Cheng

Planetary Science from Balloon-Borne Platforms: the Case for Venus Observations
Eliot Young, Mark Bullock, Con Tsang, Karl Hibbitts,Tibor Kremic

Student/Young Scholar Invited talks

Lab measurements supporting mm-wavelength Observations of the Venus Atmosphere
Amadeo Bellotti, Georgia Tech

Refining the Design of Proposed Venus Sample Delivery Systems
Siddharth Pandey, University of New South Wales

Science Reports

Gateway to Understanding Rocky Planet Evolution
Mark Bullock

Noble Gases and Isotopes in Venus' atmosphere
Kevin Zahnle

Hubble UV Observations of Venus
Kandi Jessup

ALMA Observations of Venus
Arielle Moullet

Ground based observations of atmosphere below the clouds
Giada Arney

Constraints on the Composition of Venus Tessera Terrain and Implications for Venus History
Martha Gilmore, Nils Mueller, Jörn Helbert

Venus in a Box - High temperature NIR emissivity measurements of Venus analogs
Joern Helbert, et al.

Geochemical and Mineralogical Measurements on Venus's Surface
Darby Dyar

Why Venus Lacks Plate Tectonics: Insights from Possible Subduction Zones
Sue Smrekar, Anne Davaille, Steve Tomlinson

VEXAG Activities

Venus Exploration Targets Workshop Recap
Kevin McGouldrick et al.

Venus Science Priorities Workshop for Laboratory Measurements and Instrument Definition Recap
Tibor Kremic, Jeff Belcerski

International Dunes Workshop #4
Tim Titus

Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets II Conference Recap
Jeff Hollingsworth, Lori Glaze, Shawn Domagal-Goldman

Young Scholars Focus Group Report
Lynnae Quick

VIRA Update and Current Venus Atmosphere Challenges
Sanjay Limaye

Prospects for International Cooperation on Future Missions
Sanjay Limaye

Poster Preview Presentations - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Gallium Nitride High Electron Mobility Pressure Sensors for Venus Exploration
Caitlin Chapin

Silicon Carbide (SiC) Electronics Development for High Temperature Venus Applications
G. W. Hunter, et al.

Current Laboratory Research and Venus In-Situ Chamber Investigations
Erika Kohler and Natalie Johnson

Venus Heat Flux Sensor Instrument Development
Michael Pauken et al.

Investigating the Origin and Evolution of Venus with In Situ Mass Spectrometry
Trainer et al.

ADEPT - FY15 Accomplishment Overview
Ethiraj Venkatapathy

Conformal Ablative TPS for New Frontier Venus and Saturn Missions - A New Technology Solution in Development Ethiraj Venkatapathy and Robin A. Beck

Extreme Entry Environment Ablative TPS for Rigid Aero-shell to NF - Venus and Saturn Missions
Ethiraj Venkatapathy and Don Ellerby