Space and Planetary Sciences (P)
Session Sub-categoryPS
Session IDP-PS04
Title Advancing the science of Venus in the golden age of exploration
Short Title Exploration and science of Venus
Date & Time
PM2 Tue, 23
AM1 Wed, 24 MAY
PM3 Tue, 23 MAY
AM1 Thursday, 25 MAY
Main ConvenerName Takehiko Satoh
Affiliation Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Co-Convener 1Name George HASHIMOTO
Affiliation Department of Earth Sciences, Okayama University
Co-Convener 2Name Moa Brita Persson
Affiliation Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan
Co-Convener 3Name Kevin McGouldrick
Affiliation University of Colorado Boulder
Session Language E
Scope Exploration of Venus in the 21st century was opened by two missions, polar-orbiting Venus Express (ESA, 2006 - 2014) and equatorial-orbiting Akatsuki (JAXA, 2015 to current). These two have advanced our knowledge mostly about the Venusian atmosphere (dynamics, chemistry and evolution). The upcoming 3 Venus missions, NASA's VERITAS and DAVINCI, and ESA's EnVision are more focused on the geology, interior and evolution of the solid planet, Venus. There may be more to come, such as Chinese VOICE, Indian Shukurayaan, Russian Venera-D, and even from a private company. We are and will certainly be in a new golden age of the Venus exploration! This session will therefore cover all aspects of science related to Venus, from its interior to the surrounding plasma environment, either by observationally or by theoretically. Implications to the exoplanets are also important objectives of studies of Venus. Contributions by all levels, from early-career researchers to experts, are all welcome.
Presentation Format Oral and Poster
Collaboration Joint with AGU, EGU