14 September 2016 The Venus Emissivity Mapper (VEM) concept
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Based on experience gained from using the VIRTIS instrument on Venus Express to observe the surface of Venus and the new high temperature laboratory experiments, we have developed the multispectral Venus Emissivity Mapper (VEM) to study the surface of Venus. VEM imposes minimal requirements on the spacecraft and mission design and can therefore be added to any future Venus mission. Ideally, the VEM instrument will be combined with a high-resolution radar mapper to provide accurate topographic information, as it will be the case for the NASA Discovery VERITAS mission or the ESA EnVision M5 proposal.
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Joern Helbert, Joern Helbert, Dennis Wendler, Dennis Wendler, Ingo Walter, Ingo Walter, Thomas Widemann, Thomas Widemann, Emmanuel Marcq, Emmanuel Marcq, Gabriel Guignan, Gabriel Guignan, Sabrina Ferrari, Sabrina Ferrari, Alessandro Maturilli, Alessandro Maturilli, Nils Mueller, Nils Mueller, David Kappel, David Kappel, Judit Jaenchen, Judit Jaenchen, Mario D'Amore, Mario D'Amore, Anko Boerner, Anko Boerner, Darby Dyar, Darby Dyar, Gabriele E. Arnold, Gabriele E. Arnold, Suzanne Smrekar, Suzanne Smrekar, "The Venus Emissivity Mapper (VEM) concept", Proc. SPIE 9973, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXIV, 99730R (14 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237568; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2237568

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