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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).

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DivisionNameLaunch DatePhase
Planets ILN
International Lunar Net-work (ILN), was conceived in 2008 as a partnership among space-faring nations to establish a set of robotic geophysical monitoring stations on the surface of the Moon.
20180301 March 01, 2018 1Under Study