Upcoming Planetary Events and Missions


2020 July 16 - Hope - Launch of United Arab Emirates Mars orbiter
2020 July 30 - Mars 2020 - Launch window opens for NASA Mars rover
2020 July - Tianwen 1 - Launch window of Chinese Mars rover and orbiter
2020 October - OSIRIS-Rex - First sample collection attempt from asteroid Bennu
2020 December - Hayabusa2 - Japanese asteroid Ryugu sampling mission returns to Earth
2020 December 26 - Solar Orbiter - ESA solar mission makes first Venus flyby
2020 Late - Chang'e 5 - Launch of Chinese lunar sample return mission

2021 February 20 - Parker Solar Probe - NASA solar mission makes fourth Venus flyby
2021 July - Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) - Launch of NASA impactor to binary asteroid Didymos
2021 August 8 - Solar Orbiter - ESA solar mission makes second Venus flyby
2021 October 16 - Lucy - Launch of NASA flyby mission to multiple Trojan asteroids
2021 October 16 - Parker Solar Probe - NASA solar mission makes fifth Venus flyby

2022 June - JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) - Launch of ESA mission to the Jupiter system
2022 July - Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) - Launch of South Korean mission to the Moon
2022 August - Psyche - Launch of orbiter mission to main belt asteroid 16 Psyche
2022 September 3 - Solar Orbiter - ESA solar mission makes third Venus flyby
2022 - ExoMars 2022 - Launch of ESA Mars rover and Russian surface platform

2023 August 21 - Parker Solar Probe - NASA solar mission makes sixth Venus flyby
2023 September - OSIRIS-Rex - Returns to Earth with sample of asteroid Bennu
2023-2024 - Chang'e 6 - Launch of Chinese lunar sample return mission
2023-2025 - Europa Clipper - Launch of NASA Jupiter Orbiter to study Europa
TBD - Chang'e 7 - Launch of Chinese lunar survey mission
TBD - Chang'e 8 - Launch of Chinese lunar technology test

2029 April 13 - Asteroid Apophis passes Earth at 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: 14 July 2020, DRW