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Title: Venus Exploration opportunities within NASA's Solar System Exploration roadmap
Authors: Balint, Tibor
Thompson, Thomas
Cutts, James
Robinson, James
Keywords: Venus
solar system exploration roadmap
Issue Date: 19-Jan-2006
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.
Citation: Venus Entry Probe Workshop, Noordwigk, Netherlands, January 19-20, 2006.
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.
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