In 2022, some of the most fascinating space Mission will launch. Expect the first photographs and science results from the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope this year, as well as the launch of a new Mission to examine an undiscovered world and the planned collision of a NASA spacecraft with an asteroid’s moon.
In 2021, a slew of new space Mission will be launched, ensuring a year full of new discoveries from all throughout the solar system — and beyond. Several countries are aiming to send robotic explorers to the moon in 2022, while also preparing for the eventual return of people to the lunar surface. Mars was a big topic in 2021, with three Mission from different countries landing on the red planet early in the year, and the fascination with the fourth planet from the sun is only growing.
Another robotic explorer will be the first to land on Mars. The launch of Europe’s first planetary rover is imminent. The ExoMars Rosalind Franklin rover, a collaboration between the European Space Agency and Roscosmos, is scheduled to launch in September. The launch was originally planned for July 2020, however the agencies postponed it due to worries about coronavirus and spacecraft component readiness.