National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lunar and Planetary Science

What's New in Lunar & Planetary Science

Launch of the Peregrine Mission 1 lunar lander has been delayed from its planned 04 May date due to anomalies found in tests of the Vulcan Centaur launch vehicle.

Communication with the ispace (Japan) Hakuto-R lunar landing mission was lost at landing on 25 April at about 16:40 UT (12:40 p.m. EDT) in Atlas crater in the Mare Frigoris region. Engineers are evaluating the problem, but the mission is feared lost.

The JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) launched successfully on 14 April at 12:14 UTC (8:14 a.m.EDT) from Kourou, French Guiana, to begin its 8-year cruise to Jupiter and eventually go into orbit around Ganymede.

This Day in Planetary and Lunar Exploration History

Surveyor 1 becomes first U.S. mission to soft-land on the Moon, returns surface pictures.
Launch of Venera 15 Venus orbiter.
Launch of European Space Agency's Mars Express mission.

Flight Mission Information

Data Services

Related Information Services

Search for Mission Information

To search for information on any mission, enter the spacecraft name in the box below.

[] NASA -