What space missions are going on right now?

Current Missions

Mission Mission Category Status
Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (EVM-1) (CYGNSS) Earth System Science Pathfinder Program Earth Venture Class Earth Venture-Mission Current, Extended Mission
Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) Inter-Agency Partnerships Current, Extended Mission

What planet is NASA currently exploring?

NASA’s DAVINCI mission will launch in the late 2020s to explore Venus from near the top of the clouds to the planet’s surface.

What is NASA’s latest mission to?

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.

Are there any current missions to Mars?

Mars Exploration Rover – Opportunity One of a pair of robotic geologists that landed on opposite sides of the red planet in 2004, NASA’s Opportunity rover is still operating today.

How many NASA missions are currently active?

This is a list of NASA missions, both crewed and robotic, since the establishment of NASA in 1958. There are over 80 currently active science missions.

What is exploring Mars right now?

As of May 2021, there are three operational rovers on the surface of Mars, the Curiosity and Perseverance rovers, both operated by the United States of America space agency NASA, as well as the Zhurong rover, part of the Tianwen-1 mission by the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

Has there been any missions to Mercury?

The first spacecraft to visit Mercury was NASA’s Mariner 10, which imaged about 45% of the surface. NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft flew by Mercury three times and orbited the planet for four years before crashing on its surface at the end of its mission.

What is NASA’s latest project?

With the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with our commercial and international partners and establish sustainable exploration by the end of the decade.

What are some missions to the Solar System?

Solar System Missions. Asteroids. Asteroid Redirect Initiative. Dawn. Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) Osiris-REX. Comets. Deep Impact. EPOXI.

How many missions have there been to the outer planets?

List of missions to the outer planets. A total of nine spacecraft have been launched on missions that involve visits to the outer planets; all nine missions involve encounters with Jupiter, with four spacecraft also visiting Saturn. One spacecraft, Voyager 2, also visited Uranus and Neptune.

What are the upcoming space missions to the Moon?

• 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. • Israeli non-profit SpaceIL launches Beresheet2 to the Moon in 2024 to conduct scientific experiments and public outreach.

What spacecrafts have been sent to other planets?

Perseverance – the largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world – touched down on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. The two spacecraft of the BepiColombo mission are the first European and Japanese spacecraft to explore Mercury. They will arrive in orbit in 2025.