2020 July 11 – Parker Solar Probe – NASA solar mission makes third Venus flyby
2020 July 15 – Hope – Launch window opens for United Arab Emirates Mars orbiter
2020 July 17 – Mars 2020 – Launch window opens for NASA Mars rover
2020 July – Huoxing 1 – Launch window of Chinese Mars rover and orbiter
2020 August 25 – 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


Chronology of Lunar and Planetary Missions

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Author/Curator:
Dr. David R. Williams, dave.williams@nasa.gov
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NASA Official: Dr. David R. Williams, david.r.williams@nasa.gov
Last Updated: 21 April 2020, DRW

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