2021 Upcoming Space Mission

Upcoming Planetary Events and Missions

MISSION DATEMISSION NAMEMISSION DESCRIPTION
2021 August 8Solar Orbiter ESA solar mission makes second Venus flyby
2021 Mid to LateCAPSTONE NASA lunar halo orbiter, a precursor for lunar Gateway
2021 Mid to LatePeregrine Mission 1 Launch of NASA CLPS lunar lander
2021 October 11IM-1 Launch of NASA CLPS lunar lander
2021 October 16LucyLaunch of NASA flyby mission to multiple Trojan asteroids
2021 October 16Parker Solar Probe NASA solar mission makes fifth Venus flyby
2021 October 31James Webb Space Telescope Launch of NASA Infrared Observatory
2021 November 24Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)Launch of NASA impactor to asteroids Didymos and Dimorphous
2021 LateLunaH-MapLaunch of NASA CubeSat mission to map lunar polar hydrogen
2021 LateLunar Flashlight  Launch of NASA CubeSat mission to find lunar water ice
2021 LateLunar Ice Cube Launch of NASA CubeSat mission to find lunar water and volatiles
2021 LateNEA Scout Launch of NASA CubeSat mission to fly by a Near-Earth Asteroid
2021 LateOMOTENASHI Launch of JAXA CubeSat lunar lander mission
2021 Late EQUULEUS Launch of JAXA CubeSat L2 orbiter lunar mission