Saturday, July 30, 2016

Solar System Missions Update 08/2016

Here's my map of all active and future Solar System Missions as of August 1st 2016.

We'll see plenty of action in the second half of this year: Juno at Jupiter will see its first perijove in August, and begin the science mission in November. Meanwhile, in September OSIRIS REx will launch and Rosetta will end its mission with a comet touchdown, and in October ExoMars will reach Mars and Schiaparelli will land on it. Finally, Cassini will begin its orbits through Saturn's ring plane in November as the beginning of its grand finale.


  1. What about Lightsail 2? I've heard that its launch was delayed until 2017.

  2. Yes I know about the Lightsail 2 delay. It will be included next month 😉