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Venus Atmospheric Explorer New Frontiers Mission Concept
Panel Selection: Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and the Moon.
Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
A multiple-platform mission to Venus that includes a long-duration, circumnavigating balloon-based element, two drop sondes, and an orbiter, is described that directly addresses fundamental science iissues of planetary formation/evolution, dynamics/circulation, chemistry, meteorology, and geology.