working group meetings

Due to the COVID-19 emergence, since April 2020 SWT meetings became virtual and on a monthly cadence.

Venus flybys splinter meetings generally adapted to the same cadence (or every two months, according to the community needs).

 

Next meeting: 

Next Venus Flyby Working Group meeting will be held jointly with the Cruise Science Study Group on October 25th 2021 @ 14:00 CEST (UT+2 - one hour later than usual!)

Focus on: "Venus flyby 2 - results and discussion"

Agenda:

14:00

Welcome

 

Updates from VFB2 and discussion

14:05

Umberto De Filippis

ISA VENUS FLYBY #2 - Follow-on of peak acceleration data analysis at CA.

 

Masanori Kobayashi

Unusual increase in triggered count of MDM during Venus flyby and possible causes

 

Martin Volwerk

BepiColombo magnetometer at Venus 2 (and Solar Orbiter was also there)

 

Coffee break 

 

Bernard Jackson

Space Weather analysis at the time of VFB2

 

S. Aizawa, M. Persson

MPPE-MEA progress in VFB2 analysis

 

All

Discussion

15:40

Final announcements

15:45

End of meeting

 

 


 

 

PAST meetings: 

- September 28th 2021, 1st Joint VFB & CSSG.

Focus on: "Venus flyby 2 - results and discussion"

14:00

Welcome

14:05

Part I: Updates from VFB2

 

Instrument PIs/reference person from: ISA, SERENA, MAG, SIXS, BERM, PHEBUS, MERTIS, MGNS, BERM, MDM, MGF, MPPE, PWI.

2 minutes each

Instrument updates on VFB2 data to report on:

1.       Data status and type (science, calibration…)

2.       Data availability (to other groups, rules, sites...)

3.       Need to interact with other groups (to increase/validate science return, or other reasons...)

4.       Leader/contact person (to help interactions in the next future on VFB2)

14:40

SWA team

Solar Orbiter/SWA sensors report on VFB2

14:55

Hadid, Sanchez-Cano, Mangano

Summary of ongoing study groups and activities of VFBs: an overview

15:05

Coffee break

 

Part II: Scientific talks

 15:10

Rosenn Robiden (LATMOS, France)

"PHEBUS distant observations of Venus and first results of VSB#2"

 15:25

Hadid, Aizawa, Harada

VFB2 studies from MPPE+MAG

15:55

Final Communications

 

Next VFB+CSSG meeting, website updates, etc

 

16:00

End of meeting

 

 

- June 21st 2021 (@ 14:00 CEST - nb: one hour later than usual!):

Focus on:  "Venus flybys from BepiColombo, Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe" - science talks

 

14.00

Valeria Mangano

Introduction and Welcome

14.10

Martin Volwerk

Bepi's and SolO's View of Venus' Magnetotail

14.40

Shannon Curry

Venus flybys of Parker Solar Probe and lesson learned

15.10

Open discussion

15.30

End of the meeting


 

- May 25th 2021 (@ 13:00 CEST):

Focus on:  "Venus atmosphere and magnetosphere" - science talks

13.00

Valeria Mangano

Introduction and Welcome

13.05

Javier Peralta

Recent findings on Venus atmosphere and Earth-based observations

13.30

Makoto Taguchi

Recent results of studies on the Venus atmosphere by Akatsuki/LIR

14.05

Riku Jarvinen

Global hybrid model predictions for BepiColombo Venus Flybys

14.30

Moa Persson

Heavy ion flows in the upper ionosphere of Venus

15.00

End of the meeting

 

- March 25th 2021(@ 13:00 CEST):

Focus on: "Coordinated Venus campaign through Earth-based telescopes and spacecraft"

V. Mangano

Overview of the Bepi VFB#2 plan in August 2021

Yeon Joo Lee

Flyby and cruise support and opportunities ( in VFB#1 and VFB#2 )

Kandis-Lea Jessup

Ground based plans and opportunities near Bepi Venus’ flybys

Pedro Machado

Ground based observations with HARPS-N in 2020 and future plan

Itziar Garate Lopez

Amateur contribution to Venus ground based observations

Kei Masunaga

Observations of Venus with HISAKI

 

Open discussion

Lee, Jessup, Mangano

Final remarks and Announcements

 

- February 19th 2021 (@ 13:00 CET):

Focus on: "Pointing requests and planned observations for VFB#2"

Valeria Mangano

Welcome and Introduction

Yeon Joo Lee

Report on ongoing coordinated observations of Venus

 

"Pointing requests and planned observations for VFB#2"

Instrument teams

ISA, MAG, MERTIS, MGNS, PHEBUS, SERENA, SIXS

Go Murakami

MPPE, PWI, MGF

Valeria Mangano

Final remarks

 

- January 28th 2021 (@12:00 CET):

Focus on: "Coordination with Solar Orbiter for the VFB#2"

V. Mangano

Welcome and Introduction

Part 1: Bepi scientific output of the 1st Venus flyby (and ‘lesson learned’/plan for the 2nd)

 

MERTIS, MAG, SERENA, MPPE/MSA, ISA

Part 2: Coordination with Solar Orbiter for the 2nd Venus flyby

T. Horbury

Solar Orbiter 1st Venus flyby: report of the in-situ measurements

L. Hadid & B. Sanchez-Cano

Potential Bepi/SolO coordinated studies during the next Venus flyby

K. Jessup & V. Mangano

Announcements and final remarks

 

- October 29th 2020 (SWT-7): 

Given that it was the first BepiColombo internal meeting after the 1st Venus flyby, this SWT meeting was entirely dedicated to the first Venus flyby reports.

Here below the agenda:

 

 

 

 

- September 18th 2020 (@ 13:00 CEST)

       Focus on: coordinated Venus observation during 2nd Venus flyby (in August 2021)

Given the deadline of October 1st to coordinate with Solar Orbiter instrumentation for August 2021 flyby, this splinter will be mainly dedicated to build together a table of science cases with explicit requirements for the Solar Orbiter instrumentation that may operate and may support Venus investigation.

A report of the coordinated observations already performed starting from August, and the plan of 1st flyby observation will also be given.

          

13:00

V. Mangano

Welcome and introduction

13:05

E. Montagnon

Summary of forthcoming observations during Venus flyby #1

 

Part 1: Venus flyby #1 - Coordinated Observations

13:15

Y. J. Lee & K.L. Jessup

Report of the August – September  2020 coordinated observation campaign (Bepi + Earth-based + Akatsuki + Hisaki)

13:35

Lee, Jessup

Summary of October 2020 coordinated observation plan

 

Part 2: Venus flyby #2 – Preparation to coordinated observation with Solar Orbiter

13:45

L. Hadid / B. Sanchez-Cano

Timeline of the August 2021 from the “Bepi Coord. Observ. WG Opportunity Catalog”

14.00

V. Mangano and all

(open discussion)

Science cases for coordinated observations: preparation of request for Solar Orbiter 

14:55

V. Mangano

Closing remarks and AI

15:00

End of the meeting

 

          NB: The agenda is indicative of the topics that will be addressed. Minor changes may occur until the end. See agenda updates here.

 

-July 30th 2020 (14:30-16.30 CEST): focused on

                   Section 2: Upper atmosphere-Ionosphere-Induced magnetosphere  -   2020 Opportunity

 

14.30

Valeria Mangano

Welcome and introduction

14.35

Part 1: knowing and measuring Venus

 

Markus Fraenz

Venus upper atmosphere: present knowledge and possible Bepi observations

 

Martin Volwerk

Venus magnetosphere: MPO-MAG expectations for observations during VFB1 

 

all

discussion

15.35

Part 2: Modeling Venus

 

Chuanfei Dong

Modeling of the solar wind interaction with Venus upper atmosphere and induced magnetosphere  

 

Salome Gruchola

Modeling the composition of Venus’ upper atmosphere and predictions for the BepiColombo flybys 

 

all

discussion

16.15

Valeria Mangano

Closing remarks

16.30

End of the splinter

 

Webex link will be the same of the SWT meeting, and the Venus splinter will start right after it. See agenda updates here.

NB: the agenda is only indicative of the topics and talks that will be done. The order of talks may change.

 

-June 25th 2020 (15:30-17:00 CEST) focused on


NB. after the Observations of Venus at 1st flyby, Ricardo Hueso talked about "The Europlanet Telescope Network:

Possible pro-amateur collaborations before and during the Bepi-Colombo Venus Flyby".

 

For those who have livelink access, presentations can be found in the devoted section: https://dms.cosmos.esa.int/cs/livelink?func=ll&objId=3830709&objAction=browse&viewType=1

 

 

Previous Splinter MEETINGS

A splinter session on Venus flybys was usually dedicated in the BepiColombo SWT meetings. Agendas can be found here: