Announcement: EnVision International Conference, Paris, CNES headquarters, 12-14 February 2020

You are warmly invited to join the first international conference to discuss the scientific investigations of the EnVision mission at CNES headquarters in central Paris, France from 12-14 February 2020. The conference will welcome all presentations related to the mission’s payload an its science investigations. For information, click here.

EnVision is an orbiter mission aiming at determining the level and nature of the geological activity and the sequence of events that generated the surface features of Venus, assessing whether Venus once had oceans (and was thus perhaps hospitable for life) and understanding the geodynamics framework that controls the release of internal heat over Venus ’ history. The mission would be launched on an Ariane 6.2 in 2032, arriving at Venus after a five month cruise, to perform 4 years of measurements with 5 cutting-edge instruments : an S-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (VenSAR), a Subsurface Radar Sounder (SRS) and VenSpec, a suite of three spectrometers and spectro-imagers : VenSpec-M (Infrared Imager), VenSpec-H (IR spectrometer), and VenSpec-U (UV spectrometer). Envision will also measure the gravity field of Venus at an unprecedented resolution thanks to a Radio Science Experiment. EnVision would be a European Space Agency mission, with significant participation from NASA. It is one of three mission concepts competing for an opportunity to launch in 2032. The mission is currently in its concept phase with ESA and NASA for a selection expected in 2021.

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