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Planetary exploration missions are conducted by some of the most sophisticated robots ever built. Through them we extend our senses to the farthest reaches of the Solar System and into remote and hostile environments, where the secrets of our origins and destiny lie hidden.

*NOTE:  SMD and the Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) are jointly studying a mission concept to study lunar volatiles and conduct an in-situ resource utilization experiment (RESOLVE).

*Sort missions by clicking the column headers.

DivisionNameLaunch DatePhase
Planets JUICE
NASA is collaborating with the European Space Agency (ESA) on this ESA-led mission to Ganymede and the Jupiter system.
20220401 2022 1Under Study
Planets Mars 2020
The proposed 2020 rover mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet.
20200816 August 2020 1Under Study