Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Solar System Missions Update 05/2019

Here's my map of all active and future Solar System Missions as of May 1st 2019.

The Chang'e 4 mission continues on the lunar far side, Hayabusa 2 will check out the crater it made last month with the SCI Impactor at Asteroid Ryugu. ISRO has delayed the launch of Chandrayaan 2 Moon mission to July.

Another exciting announcement: The Chinese asteroid mission, as it was called on this graphic, now has the official name Zheng He (鄭和) after the famouse Admiral. It will return a sample from the near-earth asteroid/quasi-moon 469219 Kamo`oalewa, and continue on to a rendezvous with the main belt comet 133P/Elst-Pizarro

Data, images and documentation are available on my space exploration history GitHub repository and the associated website.

1 comment:

  1. I congratulate you Olaf! Your work is amazing! You keep people informed, this type of condensate information is not easy to find!