Upcoming Planetary Events and Missions


2015 February 1 - Dawn - NASA mission goes into orbit around asteroid 1 Ceres
2015 July 14 - New Horizons - NASA mission flies by Pluto and Charon
2015 - Chang'e 4 - Launch of Chinese lunar test mission

2016 March - InSight - Launch of Mars lander
2016 July - BepiColombo - Launch of ESA and ISAS orbiter and lander missions to Mercury
2016 September - InSight - NASA mission lands on Mars
2016 - Chandrayaan 2 - Launch of ISRO (India) lunar orbiter, lander, and rover

2017 - Chang'e 5 - Launch of Chinese lunar sample return mission

2018 June - Hayabusa 2 - JAXA mission reaches asteroid 1999 JU3

2231 April 5 - Pluto - is passed by Neptune in distance from the Sun for the next 20 years

4,000,000 - Pioneer 11 - NASA flyby of star Lambda Aquila


Chronology of Lunar and Planetary Missions

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Last Updated: 15 December 2014, DRW