Future Missions

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This page lists some of the future missions currently being developed or being considered. It is not complete. If you have more details, please let me know!

Mission Launch Description Status Links
Mars Science Laboratory / Curiosity 2011 Next generation Mars rover. Awaiting launch
[as at 4 Sep 2011]
Realtime simulation
MAVEN 2013 Mars orbiter Proposed?
[as at 3 Dec 2009]
JPL
James Webb Space Telescope 2014 Replacement for and improvement of the Hubble Space Telescope Development
[as at 3 Dec 2009]
JPL
BepiColombp 2014 Mercury orbiter Implementation
[as at 3 Dec 2009]
ESA
Mars Sample Return tba Mars lander and sample return to Earth Proposed?
[as at 3 Dec 2009]
JPL
Astrobiology Field Laboratory tba Advanced Mars lander Proposed?
[as at 3 Dec 2009]
JPL
Euclid 2017+ Mapping dark matter in the Universe Selection
[as at 3 Dec 2009]
BBC
Spica 2017+ advanced infrared telescope Selection
[as at 3 Dec 2009]
BBC
Plato 2017+ search for Earth-like planets around other stars Selection
[as at 3 Dec 2009]
BBC
Cross-Scale 2017+ sampling plasma around Earth Selection
[as at 3 Dec 2009]
BBC
Marco Polo 2017+ sampling materials from an Asteroid Selection
[as at 3 Dec 2009]
BBC
Solar Orbiter 2017+ orbit Sun as close as 35 million km to better understand our star Selection
[as at 3 Dec 2009]
BBC