MMX

Martian Moons eXploration

future Mission

A Japanese (JAXA) mission to travel to Mars and survey the Red Planet's two moons, Phobos and Deimos. The spacecraft will explore both moons and collect a sample of Phobos and bring it to Earth.

Type

Orbiter, Sample Return

Launch

2024

Target

Deimos and Phobos

Objective

Clarify the origin of the two Martian moons and the evolution process of Mars, Phobos and Deimos
Spacecraft over Mars moon.
An illustration of the MMX orbiter at Mars' moon Phobos.
JAXA/NASA
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