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Solar System Exploration

Here you will find links to a large number of past, present and proposed Solar System Missions

Sun 


Mercury


Venus


Moon


Mars


Asteroids


Jupiter


Saturn


Uranus  & Neptune


Pluto


Comets


Other


Mars








Current missions



Mars Exploration Program - overall link to current & upcoming missions

NASA

Mars Science Laboratory - Curiosity

NASA

Mars Odyssey 2001 - continuing to provide amazing results

NASA

Mars Express - Europe's  first Mars Mission

ESA

Mars Exploration Rovers- Spirit and Opportunity (Spirit now no longer operational)

NASA

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

NASA

Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN)

NASA

Upcoming Missions



InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) Launch 2018

NASA

Past Missions


Mars Global Surveyor


NASA


Mars Phoenix Lander


NASA


The Viking Missions: Viking 1  and   Viking 2


NASA


Mariner 9


NASA


Mars Pathfinder and Sojourner


NASA


Phobos 2 Russian mission at Mars


Former USSR



Jupiter
















Current missions




Juno - a new mission to explore the atmosphere and dynamics of the Planet in detail



NASA



Past Missions



NASA



Pioneer 10 & 11 - first to venture beyond the Asteroid belt!



NASA



Voyager 1 & Voyager 2 - first in depth look at a Gas Giant



NASA



Galileo orbiter mission to Jupiter



NASA



The Jupiter Millennium Flyby by Cassini



NASA



Saturn









Current missions



The Cassini mission to Saturn & Titan  


NASA



Past Missions




Huygens - ESA's Titan probe contribution to the above mission



ESA



Voyager 1 & Voyager 2



NASA



Uranus &


 Neptune



Current missions



None


NASA



Past Missions




Voyager 2



NASA


Comets



Current missions




Stardust-NExT



NASA



Rosetta - the ESA mission to a comet



ESA



EPOXI - the Deep Impact mission extension



NASA



Past Missions




Deep Impact - NASA's mission to Comet 9P/Tempel 1



NASA



Project Stardust



NASA



Deep Space 1 - Comet Borrelly flyby.



NASA



Giotto at Comet Halley and Comet Grigg-Skjellerup



ESA



Pluto



Current missions



New Horizons - Pluto / Kuiper Belt Mission

NASA


Other



Current missions




The Voyager Interstellar Mission - the adventure continues....



NASA



Interstellar Boundary Explorer - to explore the outer reaches of the Sun's influence.



NASA



Sun

















Current Missions



SOHO (NASA site)   (ESA site) Solar & Heliospheric Observatory

NASA / ESA

RHESSI - Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI)

NASA

ACE - Advanced Composition Explorer

NASA


STEREO - studying the Sun with two spacecraft

NASA


Cluster II - a mission to understand the Solar Wind & the Earth.

ESA


Hinode (Solar B) - Japans successor to their highly successful Yohkoh satellite

JAXA

Upcoming missions


Sun Probe - the first mission to actually go to the Sun

NASA


Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)

NASA


Solar Orbiter (NASA site)   ESA site

NASA / ESA

Past Missions



Yohkoh (Solar A) Japans excellent Solar observer


ISAS (original Japanese Organisation)

Genesis - a mission to collect a sample of the Solar Wind

NASA

Ulysses (NASA site) (ESA site) - a mission often overlooked!

NASA / ESA

TRACE - Transition Region and Coronal Explorer 


NASA


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Asteroids

& Dwarf Planets

Current missions


DAWN - the mission to orbit Ceres and Vesta

NASA

OSIRIS-Rex - sample return mission.

NASA

Hayabusa 2 Asteroid mission to C-type asteroid “1999 JU3” Launch in 2014

JAXA

Upcoming Missions



Past Missions


Hayabusa (Muses-C)- A Japanese mission to an Asteroid (Itokawa)

JAXA

NEAR - the highly successful mission to two asteroids, Mathilde and EROS.

NASA

Deep Space 1 - asteroid 9969 Braille

NASA

Galileo flyby of Gaspra

NASA


Mercury


Current Missions - None


Upcoming missions



Bepi Colombo - ESA's mission to explore Mercury Launch 2018


ESA/ISAS (Japan)


Past Missions



Mariner 10


NASA


Messenger MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging


NASA



Venus


Current Missions



Planet C - Venus Climate Orbiter "AKATSUKI" Japans mission to Venus

JAXA

Past Missions


Mariner 10


NASA


Pioneer Venus

NASA

Vega


Former USSR

Magellan


NASA

Venera missions

Former USSR

Venus Express - Europe's first mission to the planet


ESA



Moon



Current Missions


Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter - looking at the surface in depth

NASA

Upcoming Missions


Past Missions


Smart -1 - ESA's technology proving mission to the Moon

ESA

Selene - Japans mission to our nearest neighbour

JAXA

Clementine - Lunar and Planetary Institute site

NASA/SDIO

Clementine - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center site

NASA/SDIO

Lunar Prospector - NASA Ames Research Centre site

NASA

The Ranger series - NASA JPL site

NASA

Project Apollo: KSC site   NASA History Program site  NASA Apollo site  Apollo archive

NASA

Soviet/Russian Lunar missions

USSR/ Russia

Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE)

NASA