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On 06 August the European Space Agency Rosetta spacecraft successfully rendezvoused with Comet 67 P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and has returned close-up images of the comet. Five candidate sites have been identified for the Philae Lander.

The Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft crossed the orbit of Neptune on 25 August, coincidentally the 25th anniversary of the Voyager 2 encounter with Neptune. More...

NASA has announced the seven-instrument science payload for the Mars 2020 Rover. More...

This Day in Planetary and Lunar Exploration History

September 02

1971
Launch of Luna 18 orbiter and hard lander to the Moon.
1988
Expected communications session with Phobos 1 Mars mission fails, no further contact achieved.

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