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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.

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DivisionNameLaunch DatePhase
Planets InSight
InSight is a Mars lander mission planned for launch in spring 2016. InSight will investigate fundamental issues of terrestrial planet formation and evolution with a study of the deep interior of Mars.
20160301 March 2016 2Development
Planets OSIRIS-REx
NASA will launch a spacecraft to an asteroid in 2016 and use a robotic arm to pluck samples that could better explain our solar system's formation and how life began. The mission, called Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, will ...
20160901 September 2016 2Development