Future planetary missions

Future missions beyond Earth orbit, including space telescopes to Lagrange points. For past missions see Active and completed planetary missions list

Mission - Country - Target - Mission type (Confirmed missions in bold)

2014

  • Hayabusa 2 - Japan - (162173) 1999 JU3 asteroid - sample return


2015

  • Mercury Planetary Orbiter (BepiColombo) - Europe - Mercury - orbiter
  • Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (BepiColombo) - Japan - Mercury - orbiter
  • Deep Space Climate Observatory - USA - Sun-Earth L1 - Earth observation
  • Chang’e 4 - China - Moon - lander, rover
  • ISRO Venus Mission - India - Venus - orbiter
  • Interheliozond - Russia - Sun - orbiter (updated 10/17/2013, source)
  • Spektr-RG - Russia / Europe - Earth–Sun L2 - astronomy (updated 10/24/2013, source)
  • Barcelona Moon Team GLXP mission - Spain - Moon - rover (source)
  • SpaceIL - Israel - Moon - lander, rover (source)
  • Astrobotic Technology’s GLXP mission - USA - Moon - lander, rover (source)
  • Puli Space Technologies GLXP mission - Hungary - Moon - rover (source)
  • Lunar Lion GLXP mission - USA - Moon - lander, rover (updated 11/23/2013, source)
  • Moon Express GLXP mission - USA - Moon - lander, rover (updated 12/05/2013, source)


2016

  • ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter - Europe / Russia - Mars - orbiter, lander
  • OSIRIS-REx - USA - 101955 Bennu asteroid - sample return
  • Luna-25 (Luna Glob-1) - Russia - Moon - lander (updated 10/17/2013, source)
  • Mars Exploration with a Lander-Orbiter Synergy (MELOS) - Japan - Mars - orbiter, landers
  • InSight - USA - Mars - lander
  • ISRO’s second Mars Mission - India - Mars - orbiter, lander (updated 12/23/2013, source)

ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter
ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter


2017

  • Chandrayaan-2 - India - Moon - orbiter, lander, rover
  • SELENE-2 - Japan - Moon - orbiter, lander, rover
  • Solar Orbiter - Europe - Sun - orbiter
  • Selena - Ukraine - Moon - orbiter (source)
  • Orion EM-1 - USA / Europe - Moon - flyby


2018

  • Chang’e 5 - China - Moon - sample return
  • Luna-26 (Luna Glob-2) - Russia - Moon - orbiter (updated 10/17/2013, source)
  • Solar Probe Plus - USA - Sun - orbiter
  • ExoMars Rover - Europe / Russia - Mars - rover
  • Lunar Lander - Europe - Moon - lander
  • International Lunar Network Node 1 - international - Moon - lander
  • James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) - USA / Europe - Earth–Sun L2 - astronomy
  • LISA Pathfinder - Europe - Earth–Sun L1 - astronomy
  • Inspiration Mars - USA - Mars - manned flyby
  • RESOLVE - USA / Canada - Moon - rover (updated 11/30/2013, source)
  • Mars One Lander - Netherlands - Mars - lander (updated 12/10/2013, source)


2019

  • Luna-27 (Luna Resurs) - Russia - Moon - lander (updated 10/17/2013, source)
  • Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment mission (AIDA) - Europe / USA - Didymos asteroid - orbiter, impactor
  • PTK NP No.2 Mission 1 - Russia - Moon - flyby (source)
  • Asteroid Retrieval Spacecraft (ARS) - USA - asteroid, TBA - asteroid capture
  • ALCEK - Bulgaria - Moon - orbiter (updated 10/28/2013, source)

Asteroid Retrieval Spacecraft


2020

  • Euclid - Europe - Earth–Sun L2 - astronomy
  • 2020 Mars Rover - USA - Mars - rover
  • Chinese Mars Rover - China - Mars - rover (updated 06/29/2014, source)
  • PTK NP No.2 Mission 2 - Russia - Moon - flyby (source)
  • Korean Lunar Mission - South Korea - Moon - orbiter, lander, rover (updated 11/25/2013, source)

Early 2020’s

  • Chang’e 6 - China - Moon - sample return (updated 10/26/2013, source)


2021

  • Orion EM-2 - USA / Europe - Moon - manned flyby
  • Luna-28 (Polar Sample Return) - Russia - Moon - sample return (updated 10/19/2013)
  • U.A.E. Mars probe - U.A.E. - Mars - orbiter (updated 07/20/2014, source)


2022

  • Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer (JUICE) - Europe - Ganymede - orbiter, possible Russian lander
  • Orion EM-3 - USA / Europe - TBA - TBA
  • Fobos-Grunt 2 (Boomerang) - Russia - Mars / Phobos - sample return (updated 10/16/2013, source)
  • SPICA - Japan / Europe - Earth–Sun L2 - astronomy (updated 11/04/2013, source)

JUpiter ICy moons Explorer


2023

  • Luna-29 - Russia - Moon - Lunokhod rover (updated 10/19/2013)


2024

  • Venera-D - Russia - Venus - orbiter, lander (source)
  • PLATO - Europe - Earth-Sun L2 - astronomy (updated 02/19/2014, source)


Mid-2020’s

  • Mars-Grunt - Russia - Mars - sample return


2028

  • Athena+ - Europe - Earth-Sun L2 - astronomy (updated 11/29/2013, source)


End of 2020’s

  • Mercury-P - Russia - Mercury - orbiter, lander (source)
  • PTK NP mission - Russia - Moon - manned orbiter (source)

2030

  • Chinese Mars Sample Return Mission - China - Mars - sample return (updated 06/29/2014, source)


2034

  • eLISA - Europe - Sun orbit - gravitational waves (updated 11/29/2013, source)

Late 2030’s

  • US Manned Mars Mission - USA - Mars - manned mission

After 2040

  • Chinese Manned Mars Mission - China - Mars - manned mission