|List of Popular Space Probes:|
Space Probe is an unmanned research spacecraft which is sent into outer space beyond Earth orbit for space exploration and it does not necessarily orbit anything. Various space agencies have launched probes to other planets, moons, asteroids and comets in the solar system. The include of the United States, Europe, Russia, Japan and former Soviet Union.
Rosetta: European comet explorer (new)
Stardust: Collect Comet Samples
Near Shoemaker: First Landing on an asteroid.
Dawn - to visit Vesta and Ceres
Galileo: Jupiter Orbiter
Juno: Future Mission
fourth planet from our Sun
Mars Observer: Failed Mars Probe
Mars Global Surveyor: In
Mars Pathfinder: Mars Lander
Mars 96: Failed Mars Probe; launched by Proton
Phobos 1 and 2: Failed Soviet Phobos Space Probes
Mars Reconnaissance Oribiter - launched Aug 2005
Mars Phoenix Lander - launched Aug 2007
Mars Science Laboratory - launch in November 2011
Phobos Grunt - Russian Sample Return Mission - launch 2009
Mariner 10: Passed Planet Mercury in the 1970's
Messenger: On its way.
BepiColombo: Future ESA mission - launch 2014
Luna Prospector: Successful!
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter - proposed NASA mission for 2008
Smart-1: First euroean moon orbiter
Grail: (new) Create a gravity map of the moon using two spacecraft - launched 2011.
Cassini: On its way to Planet Saturn
SOHO: ESA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
Magellan: Radar Mapping Mission to Venus
Venera: Soviet Missions to Planet Venus
Venus Express: First European Mission
New Horizons (new)
Beyond Kupiers Belt
Voyager: Both Voyager1 & 2 are beyond our solar system
Space Landers:Viking: Mars Landers
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