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Deep Impact – First Mission to Impact on a Comet

Deep Impact was the first mission to impact on a comet. NASA's Deep Impact Spacecraft was launched on 12th January 2005 aboard a Delta...

Aim Spacecraft – Studying Clouds on Earth

NASA's AIM spacecraft is studying the highest and most mysterious clouds on Earth. AIM stands for 'Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere'. It was...

Voyager 2

Voyager 2 was part of the Voyager program to study the outer planets. Voyager 2 was launched on August 20, 1977, two weeks earlier...

Plato – Europe’s Planet Hunting Telescope

Plato is Europe's Planet Hunting Telescope mission. Plato spacecraft is a space-based observatory to search for planets orbiting alien stars. To be launched in...

Herschel Space Observatory

Herschel Space Observatory was a space based telescope that was studying the Universe by the light of the far-infrared and submillimeter portions of the...

Cassini Spacecraft

Cassini Spacecraft was the fourth probe to visit Planet Saturn and the first spacecraft to enter orbit.  The spacecraft consists of the Cassini Orbiter...

Orion EFT-1

Orion Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) was the first planned uncrewed test flight of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. Lockheed Martin Space Systems conducted...

BepiColombo

BepiColombo is a joint European Space Agency (ESA) and Japanese mission to Planet Mercury for exploration. BepiColombo is ESA's first mission to Mercury. It is...

Voyager 1

NASA Voyager 1 spacecraft is the farthest man-made object from Earth. It is part of NASA's Voyager program. It is studying the outer Solar...

Phobos Grunt

Phobos Grunt was a Russian sample return mission to Phobos, a moon of Planet Mars. It was the first Russian interplanetary mission since the...