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


9:00 a.m. VEXAG IntroductionNASA Headquarters Overview and ExpectationsAdriana Ocampo

9:15 a.m. VEXAG Meeting #2 ObjectivesSushil Atreya and Janet Luhmann

9:30 a.m. Chapman Conference RecapLarry Esposito

10:15 a.m. Status Report: ESA's Venus ExpressHakan Svedhem

10:45 a.m. Recap ESA's Venus Entry Probe WorkshopHakan Svedhem

11:00 a.m. Update - Messenger Flybys - Ralph McNutt

11:15 a.m. Update JAXA's Venus Orbiter OverviewTakehiko Satoh and George Hashimoto

11:30 a.m. NASA Strategic Plan Panel DiscussionEllen Stofan, Janet Luhmann, and Jimm Cutts

1:30 p.m. VEXAG Meeting #1 Recap - Technology ReadinessSteve Mackwell

1:45 p.m. Plans for VEXAG Goals, Objectives, Investigations, and Priorities DocumentSteve Mackwell

2:00 p.m. Recap of PI-Led Lessons Learned MeetingGregg Vane

2:15 p.m. Preview of Planetary Probe WorkshopJim Cutts

2:30 p.m. Open Mike Presentations (1–2 slides, up to 10 minutes)

Atmospheric Dynamics Science – Gerry Schubert (20 minutes)
The Human Exploration of VenusMark Bullock
Solar Wind Interaction and Atmospheric Loss at VenusPontus Brandt
Silicon Carbide Atmospheric Density SensorRobert Okojie

4:00 p.m. Focus Group Updates (VEXAG Document Goals)

Atmospheric Evolution Focus GroupKeven Baines
Planetary Formation and Evolution Focus GroupSteve Mackwell
Technology for Venus In-Situ Exploration Focus GroupJim Cutts

5:00 p.m. Education and Public OutreachRosalyn Pertzborn