Summary: Venus Exploration Goals, Objectives,
Investigations, and Priorities: 2007
A Report of the Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG)
VEXAG is NASA's community-based forum, which provides science input for planning and
prioritizing Venus exploration for the next few decades. VEXAG is chartered by NASA
Headquarters Planetary Science Division and reports its findings to both the Division and
to the Planetary Science Sub-Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. VEXAG, which is
open to all interested scientists and engineers, regularly evaluates Venus exploration goals,
objectives, investigations and priorities on the basis of the widest possible community
Front cover is a collage showing Venus at optical wavelength, the Magellan spacecraft, and artists'
concepts for a Venus Balloon, the Venus In-Situ Explorer, and the Venus Mobile Explorer.
Venus Exploration Goals, Objectives, Investigations, and Priorities: 2007
VEXAG (Venus Exploration Analysis Group)
Prepared by the VEXAG (Venus Exploration Analysis Group) Organizing Committee:
Janet Luhmann, VEXAG Co-Chair, University of California, Berkeley, California