Missions & Hardware

Letters of Interest for Venus Science Definition Team Due Dec. 15th

By Keith Cowing
December 15, 2007

In response to recommendations from the NASA Advisory Council’s Planetary Science Subcommittee and to findings from the Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG), during 2008 NASA will be conducting mission architecture studies for accomplishing Decadal Survey science objectives for Venus. NASA is forming a Science and Technology Definition Team (STDT) for Venus that will work directly with engineers and mission formulation experts.

The combined team of scientists, engineers, and technologists will determine and prioritize science objectives, mission architectures, technical challenges, cost estimates, and other mission elements for Venus exploration . NASA requests letters of interest from members of the science community who would like to participate on the Venus STDT.

To indicate interest, send an email to Adriana Ocampo ([email protected]) containing (a) a one page description of your areas of expertise and possible contribution to the STDT and (b) an abbreviated CV with emphasis on relevant experience. The Venus STDT will conclude its work by September 30, 2008.
Letters of interest must be received by email no later than December 15, 2007 (12:00 noon EST) to be considered. For further information, please contact Dr. Adriana Ocampo, Planetary Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters. (202) 358-2152; [email protected].

[source: NAI Newsletter]

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