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Chang'e 5 Moon Landing
For the first time in 40 years, humanity will bring back samples from the Moon, thanks to the Chinese mission Chang'e 5. The collected samples will land in the Chinese desert.
Tue Dec 01, 2020 15:13 UTC
Mons Rümker, Moon
Hayabusa-2 returns a sample of Ryugu to Earth
After collecting several samples of the asteroid Ryugu, and after dropping several objects on its surface, Hayabusa-2 left Ryugu on November 2019 to bring back the samples it has collected on the asteroid. The capsule containing them should land in the Australian desert just like the Hayabusa-1 mission.
Sat Dec 05, 2020 17:52 UTC
Woomera, Australian Desert
Dragon (CRS-21) Docking
A Dragon spacecraft filled with resupply cargo will dock with the International Space Station. This will mark the first time that two SpaceX Dragon spacecraft are docked with the Station at the same time.
Sun Dec 06, 2020 16:30 UTC
International Space Station
Chang'e 5 Lunar Samples Return
For the first time in 40 years, humanity will bring back samples from the Moon, thanks to the Chinese mission Chang'e 5. The collected samples will land in the Chinese desert.
NET Wed Dec 16, 2020
Siziwang Banner, Inner Mongolia, China
SLS Green Run Hotfire
The core stage for NASA's first SLS rocket will perform a Green Run hotfire test on the B-2 test stand at NASA Stennis.
NET Mon Dec 21, 2020
Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, USA
Perseverance Landing
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover will land at Jezero crater on Mars. The mission will seek signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past, and will also search for evidence—or biosignatures—of past microbial life.
Thu Feb 18, 2021 20:43 UTC
Jezero crater, Mars
Removal of the Pirs module
Russia will remove the Pirs module from the International Space Station to free the location for the future Nauka module. The undocking will be performed by a Progress cargo craft. The two vehicles will then be deorbited – burning up in Earth's atmosphere.
NET March, 2021
International Space Station
Nauka docking
The new Russian Nauka module will allow Russia to have an additional scientific module aboard the International Space Station. Nauka will dock at the port of the old Pirs module.
NET April, 2021
International Space Station
Tianwen-1 Landing on Mars
The Chinese Martian lander Tianwen-1 will land at Chryse Planitia on Mars. It will become the first Chinese object on Mars. The HX-1 lander also contains a small rover. (Image credit: Xinhua)
NET May, 2021
Utopia Planitia, Mars
Callisto Test Flight
Callisto is a prototype vehicle for a reusable rocket being developed by CNES, in cooperation with DLR, and JAXA. It will liftoff from the Kourou base in French Guiana for a suborbital flight, before returning to land next to the launch pad.
NET Sat Feb 18, 2023
Kourou Space Center, French Guiana, France
Landing of ExoMars on Mars
ExoMars is a Martian rover of the European Space Agency that will land in the region of Oxia Planum. The rover will investigate the local geology and search for signs of past and present life.
NET March, 2023
Oxia Planum, Mars
OSIRIS-REx Returns a Sample of Bennu to Earth
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will return a sample of the asteroid Bennu to Earth. The sample will land via parachute in the Utah desert.
NET Sun Sep 24, 2023
Utah Desert
Thémis Test Flight
Thémis is a reusable launcher demonstrator developed by CNES and ESA. It must liftoff from Kourou with three methane-powered Prometheus engines, and return to land on a recovery barge.
NET January, 2024
Kourou Space Center, French Guiana