Upcoming Planetary Events and Missions


2019 April 4 - Beresheet - Israeli Moon lander captured into lunar orbit
2019 April 11 - Beresheet - Lands on the Moon
2019 April - Chandrayaan 2 - Launch of ISRO (India) lunar orbiter, lander, and rover
2019 September - OSIRIS-Rex - Sample collection from asteroid Bennu
2019 Late - Chang'e 5 - Launch of Chinese lunar sample return mission

2020 July - ExoMars 2020 - Launch of ESA Mars rover and Russian surface platform
2020 July - Hope - Launch of United Arab Emirates Mars orbiter
2020 July/August - Mars 2020 - Launch of NASA Mars rover
2020 December - Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) - Launch of South Korean mission to the Moon
2020 - Chang'e 6 - Launch of Chinese lunar sample return mission

2021 July - Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) - Launch of NASA impactor to binary asteroid Didymos
2021 October - Lucy - Launch of NASA flyby mission to multiple Trojan asteroids
2021 - Chang'e 7 - Launch of Chinese lunar survey mission

2021 October 16 - Lucy - Launch of Trojan asteroid flyby mission

2022 August - Psyche - Launch of orbiter mission to main belt asteroid 16 Psyche

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: 29 March 2019, DRW