Upcoming Planetary Events and Missions


2016 September 8 - OSIRIS-Rex - Launch of NASA mission to asteroid Bennu
2016 September 30 - Rosetta - ESA mission ends with controlled impact on surface of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
2016 October 19 - ExoMars 2016 - ESA orbiter and lander reach Mars

2017 - Chang'e 5 - Launch of Chinese lunar sample return mission
2017 - 2018 - Chandrayaan 2 - Launch of ISRO (India) lunar orbiter, lander, and rover

2018 April - BepiColombo - Launch of ESA and ISAS orbiter and lander missions to Mercury
2018 May 5 - InSight - Launch of Mars lander
2018 June - Hayabusa 2 - JAXA mission reaches asteroid Ryugu
2018 October - OSIRIS-Rex - Begins survey of asteroid Bennu
2018 - Chang'e 4 - Launch of Chinese lander to lunar farside

2019 January 1 - New Horizons - Flies by Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69
2019 September - OSIRIS-Rex - Sample collection from asteroid Bennu

2020 - ExoMars 2020 - Launch of ESA Mars rover and Russian surface platform
2020 July/August - Mars 2020 - Launch of NASA Mars rover

2023 September - OSIRIS-Rex - Returns to Earth with sample of asteroid Bennu

2029 April 13 - Asteroid Apophis passes Earth within an altitude of 32,000 km

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


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Last Updated: 3 August 2016, DRW