The links below provide ease of access to relevant resources. This includes published material concerning EnVision as well as more in-depth informative documents.

Mission proposal documents

Livelink (restricted access)

Conferences and workshops 2019-2020

Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan May 31 -June 3, 2019International Venus Conference 2019 – The 74th Fujihara Seminar : Akatsuki Novel Development of Venus Science

Geneva, Switzerland 15–20 September 2019 – EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 – Session TP9/MIT5 on Venus Science and Exploration

Moscow, Russia 2-5 October 2019  Venera-D Landing Sites and Cloud Layer Habitability Workshop 
Space Research Institute (IKI)

Boulder, Colorado 6-8 November 2019 17th Meeting of the Venus Exploration and Analysis Group (VEXAG) – LASP Space Sciences Building, Boulder, Colorado
Abstract Deadline – August 21, 2019, 5:00 p.m. (GMT -5) 

Houston, Texas 5-7 February 2020,  Lunar and Planetary Institute – Exoplanets in Our Backyard: Solar System and Exoplanet Synergies on Planetary Formation, Evolution, and Habitability. Indication of Interest by October 1, 2019

Paris, France 12-14 February 2020EnVision International Conference, CNES Headquarters in central Paris. The conference will welcome all presentations related to the ESA-NASA EnVision mission’s objectives and its science investigations.

Job opportunities

RSLab is looking for strongly motivated candidate PhD students having excellent study career and CV. Interested candidates should apply to the call issued by the International PhD School in Information and Communication Technology of the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Trento and accessible here. The RSLab positions are in the Area D (Curriculum 2: Telecommunications) and refer to the following specific scholarships:

PhD students at the University of Trento (Italy) – deadline 4 September 2019

  • D2 – Development of methodologies and automatic techniques for the analysis of data acquired by planetary radars (1 grant) » details
  • D3 – Design of methods for automatic analysis of sub-surface radargrams (1 grant)» details

The deadline for applications is September 4, 2019, hrs. 04:00 PM (Italian time, GMT +2).

For more information on the proposed topics contact Prof. Lorenzo Bruzzone ( or Dr. Francesca Bovolo (

Archive of EnVision-related job opportunities

Selected publications

Auclair-Desrotour, P., Laskar, J., Mathis, S., and Correia, A.C.M., The rotation of planets hosting atmospheric tides: from Venus to habitable super-Earths, Astron. Astrophys. 603, A108, 2017.

Basilevsky A. and Head J. W., Geologic units on Venus : evidence for their global correlation,Planetary and Space Science 48, 75-111, 2000.

Dumoulin C.,Tobie G.,Verhoeven O., Rosenblatt P. and Rambaux N. Tidal constraints on the interior of Venus, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, pp. n/a-n/a. 2017

Dumoulin C., Cadek O. and Choblet G. Predicting surface dynamic topographies of stagnant lid planetary bodies, Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 195, pp. 1494-1508, 2013.

Konopliv A. S., Banerdt W. B. and Sjogren W. L. Venus Gravity : 180th Degree and Order Model, Icarus 139, 3 -18, 1999.

Marcq, E., Bertaux, J.-L., Montmessin, F. and Belyaev, D. Variations of sulphur dioxide at the cloud top of Venus’s dynamic atmosphere. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo1650, 2013.

Smrekar, S. E., Stofan E. R., Mueller N., Treiman A., Elkins-Tanton L., Helbert J., Piccioni G. and Drossart P. Recent Hotspot Volcanism on Venus from VIRTIS Emissivity Data. Science 328, 605-608, 2010.

JAXA/Akatsuki – ESA/JAXA BepiColombo coordination during Venus flybys in Oct. 2020 and Aug. 2021

International collaboration on Venus observations are under discussions during the flybys of BepiColombo (ESA-JAXA), on its way to Mercury. The collaborative observations have been planned between BepiColombo and the operating Venus orbiter, Akatsuki (JAXA), during the 2 times of Venus flybys in October 2020 (Fig. 1) and August 2021, while its details are summarized here


EnVision deployment video – M5 EnVision design based on ESA-ESTEC Concurrent Design Facility Nov. 2018. Credit : © VR2Planets – François Civet