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Venus Exploration opportunities within NASA's Solar System Exploration roadmap

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dc.contributor.author Balint, Tibor
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Cutts, James
dc.contributor.author Robinson, James
dc.date.accessioned 2006-02-14T23:01:44Z
dc.date.available 2006-02-14T23:01:44Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01-19
dc.identifier.citation Venus Entry Probe Workshop, Noordwigk, Netherlands, January 19-20, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-0092
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38734
dc.description.abstract Science goals to understand the origin, history and environment of Venus have been driving international space exploration missions for over 40 years. Past missions include the Magellan and Pioneer-Venus missions by the US; the Venera program by the USSR; and the Vega missions through international cooperation. Furthermore, the US National Research Council (NRC), in the 2003 Solar System Exploration (SSE) Decadal Survey, identified Venus as a high priority target, thus demonstrating a continuing interest in Earth's sister planet. In response to the NRC recommendation, the 2005 NASA SSE Roadmap included a number of potential Venus missions arching through all mission classes from small Discovery, to medium New Frontiers and to large Flagship class missions. While missions in all of these classes could be designed as orbiters with remote sensing capabilities, the desire for scientific advancements beyond our current knowledge – including what we expect to learn from the ongoing ESA Venus Express mission – point to in-situ exploration of Venus. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 4008478 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.subject Venus en
dc.subject solar system exploration roadmap en
dc.title Venus Exploration opportunities within NASA's Solar System Exploration roadmap en
dc.type Presentation en


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