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

November 14–16, 2017
Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel Maryland


NASA Reports

Planetary Science Division Status Report
Jim Green
HOTTech Program Overview
Quang-Viet Nguyen
NASA PICASSO and MatISSE Instrument Development Programs
Jim Gaier
Small Satellite Missions for Planetary Science
Carolyn Mercer
Planetary Exploration Science Technology (PESTO) Program
Carolyn Mercer

Mission Reports

Status Report of the Venera-D Joint Science Definition Team
Ludmilla Zasova
Akatsuki: Mission Status and Major Scientific Results
Takehiko Satoh
Long-Lived In-Situ Solar System Explorer (LLISSE)
Tibor Kremic
Automaton Rover for Extreme Environments (AREE)
Jonathan Sauder
Venus Aerial Platform Study
Jim Cutts

Venus Surface and Atmosphere Science

Ancient Dynamo and Modern Crustal Remnant Magnetism
Joe O’Rourke
How Volcano-Tectonically Active Is Venus Anyway?
Patrick McGovern
Block Tectonics on Venus
Paul Byrne
Venus’ SAR-Dark Streaks
Allan Treiman for Sabrina Martinez
Discharge Current Measurements on Venera 13 and 14 – Evidence for Charged Aerosols
in the Venus Lower Atmosphere?

Ralph Lorenz
Modeling of High-Pressure Turbulent Multi-Species
Josette Bellan
Possibility of Microorganisms being the Missing Absorbers of Solar Radiation in the Clouds of Venus
Sanjay Limaye
Lessons from Akatsuki: The Dawn of a New Paradigm for Planetary Exploration?
Kevin Mcgouldrick

Technology Studies

Venus Bridge Concepts Overview
Bob Grimm
Venus Bridge Focus Group
Jim Cutts
V-BOSS (Venus Bridge Orbiter and Surface System) Preliminary Report
Compass Team
SAEVe: A Long Duration SmallSat Class Venus Lander
Tibor Kremic
CUVE – CubeSat UV Experiment
Valeria Cottini
Mapping Venus Mineralogy & Geochemistry with VNIR Spectroscopy
Darby Dyar
Progress Towards Providing Heat-shield for Extreme Entry Environment Technology (HEEET)
Ethiraj (Raj) Venkatapathy
Venus Aerocapture Assessment
Ye Lu
Venus Balloon Seismology Missions
Siddharth Krishnamoorthy

Workshops, Datasets and Tools

International Planetary Dunes Workshop
Tim Titus
MAPSIT, a Planetary Spatial Data Infrastructure for Venus
Jani Radebaugh
JMARS for Venus
Robbie Herrick
Venus Modeling Workshop
Jeff Balcerski
Glenn Extreme Environment Rig (GEER) Update
Tibor Kremic
Venus Surface Platform Study Group (Proposal)
Tibor Kremic

Poster  Presentations

Progress in Manufacturing & Characterizing PICA
Ethiraj (Raj) Venkatapathy
Atmospheric Structure and Dynamics of Venus' Polar Region with Venus Emissivity Mapper (VEM)
Thomas Widemann
Surface Analysis of Venus's Atmosphere and Geophysical Events (SAVAGE)
Santino Bianco 
"Performance Characterization of HT Actuator for Venus Drill"
Fredrik Rehnmark
Analysis of Magellan and Venus Express Tracking Data for Venus Gravity Field Determination
Sander Goossens
An Airborne Turbine Concept for Power Generation on Venus
Johathan Sauder

Open Microphone Presentations

Venus Mission – 1990–2045
Martha Gilmore
Refereed Planetary Publications
Colin Wilson