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The Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) is scheduled to launch the
sample return mission to asteroid 1999 JU3 on 30 November at 04:24:48 UT
(11:24:48 EST November 29). The spacecraft will reach the asteroid in June 2018 and the sample will be returned
to Earth in December 2020.
The European Space Agency
has gone into hibernation on comet 67 P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after its last communication
session on 15 November.
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Chang'e 5 Test Vehicle
capsule successfully landed
near Huofutan in Inner Mongolia after rounding the Moon and
re-entering the atmosphere at roughly 22:00 UT (6:00 p.m. EDT)
on October 31 (6:00 a.m. local Chinese time, Nov. 1).
- Launch of Mariner 4, first spacecraft to transmit pictures and data from Mars.
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