Are there any active space missions?

Are there any active space missions?

NASA’s Artemis program will return humans to the Moon. The first test flight, Artemis 1, is scheduled for 2021. The Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter is a technology demonstration mission planned for 2022. NASA’s VIPER rover launches to the Moon’s south pole in 2023 to study water ice.

What is NASA’s current mission?

The latest robotic explorer to land on Mars as part of NASA’s ongoing Mars 2020 missions is a rover called Perseverance. The rover is designed to explore the Martian surface looking for signs of past and present life on the planet to contribute to NASA’s Mars Exploration Programme’s science goals.

What are four current missions in space?

Here are the coolest missions NASA has going on right now, including a few exciting spacecraft to come.

  • Juno. NASA.
  • Curiosity.
  • Cassini-Huygens.
  • Dawn.
  • Mars 2020 Rover.
  • Kepler Space Telescope.
  • New Horizons.
  • James Webb Space Telescope.

Are there any space missions that are going to hit Earth?

• NASA repurposed NEOWISE in 2013 to hunt for dangerous asteroids, but the aging spacecraft needs a successor. • China’s Tianhe module launched in 2021 to form the core of a new space station in Earth orbit. • NASA’s DART launches in 2021 to crash into an asteroid, helping us understand how to stop one on course to hit Earth.

What are the NASA missions in the Solar System?

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth. The two spacecraft of the BepiColombo mission are the first European and Japanese spacecraft to explore Mercury. They will arrive in orbit in 2025.

Are there any space missions to study asteroids?

• The European Space Agency’s Hera spacecraft launches in 2024 to study the asteroid DART impacts. • NASA’s NEO Surveyor launches in the mid-2020s to find 90% of asteroids large enough to destroy a city. • China’s Chang’e-5 returned lunar samples to Earth in 2020, and is on an extended mission to study the Sun and possibly asteroids.

Are there any planetary society missions in space?

• The International Space Station prepares astronauts for deep space missions. • The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 launched in 2019 and demonstrates controlled solar sailing in Earth orbit.