The links below provide ease of access to relevant resources. They include published material concerning EnVision as well as in-depth documents.
Envision M5 proposal (October 5th, 2016):
ESA M5 call documentation:
• Letter call for M5 missions
• Call for M5 mission provides the official guidelines for mission proposals.
• M5 Call Annex collates a number of design references based of previous mission experience.
M5 Significant dates:
|Release of Call for M5 mission||29 April 2016|
|Letter of Intent submission deadline||6 June 2016, 12:00 (noon) CEST|
|Briefing meeting (ESTEC)||24 June 2016|
|Proposal submission deadline||5 October 2016, 12:00 (noon) CEST|
|Letters of Endorsement deadline||8 February 2017, 12:00 (noon) CET|
|Selection of missions for study||June 2017|
Previous Venus proposals :
Since Venus Express, the science case for Venus missions has increased significantly:
Envision M4 proposal (2015): L2&L3 White papers (2013) :
Select publications :
R. Ghail, D. Hall, VenSAR: A multi-functional S-band radar for the EnVision mission to Venus, 36th ESA Antenna Workshop
R. Ghail, 2015, Rheological and petrological implications for a stagnant lid regime on Venus, Planetary and Space Science, Vol:113, ISSN:0032-0633, Pages:2-9
K. L. Jessup et al., 2015. Coordinated Hubble Space Telescope and Venus Express Observations of Venus' upper cloud deck, ICARUS 258 (2015) 309-336
R. Ghail & L. Wilson, 2015, A pyroclastic flow deposit on Venus, Special Publication - Geological Society of London, Vol:401, ISSN:0305-8719, Pages:97-106
J. M. Mendonca et al., 2015. A new, fast and flexible radiative transfer method for Venus general circulation models, Planetary and Space Science, 105 (2015) 80-93
M. W. Airey et al., 2015 Explosive volcanic activity on Venus: The roles of volatile contribution, degassing, and external environment, Planetary and Space Science, 113-114, p 33-48.
R. Ghail, 2015, Rheological and petrological implications for a stagnant lid regime on Venus, Planetary and Space Science, Vol: 113, Pages: 2-9, ISSN: 0032-0633 L. Bruzzone, F. Bovolo, R. Orosei, D. Castelletti, R. Seu (2014). A Radar Sounder Instrument for EnVision. Poster
C. Cochrane, R. Ghail (2014). The Highlands of Venus as a Target for Orbital InSAR. Poster
R. Ghail, D. Hall, C. Cochrane (2014). VenSAR: a highly capable S-band radar for EnVision at Venus. Poster
R. Ghail et al. (2012). EnVision: taking the pulse of our twin planet. Experimental Astronomy Article
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