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AWE Mission

The Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE) is planned to launch in August 2022, attached to the... View Mission

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The Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) Mission has been... View Mission

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Expected to launch in 2021, Cusp Plasma Imaging Detector (CUPID) has technology with a wide... View Mission

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CubeSat secondary payload that will serve as a “space weather station” to measure particles and... View Mission

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Dart mission

NASA's DART mission will be the first ever space mission to demonstrate asteroid deflection by a... View Mission

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Illustration of Dragonfly mission spacecraft

Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission – part of NASA's New Frontiers Program – designed to... View Mission

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Euclid

Euclid is an ESA-led Medium-class mission, part of ESA’s Cosmic Vision program, to map the... View Mission

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Europa might be the best place to look for environments where life could exist in the present... View Mission

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GeoCarb Mission

The Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory, a first-of-its-kind space Earth science mission,... View Mission

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HERMES spacecraft

HERMES investigates the causes of space-weather variability as driven by the Sun and modulated... View Mission

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The Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission will help researchers better... View Mission

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Computer-generated image of IXPE spacecraft

The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) exploits the polarization state of light from... View Mission

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Illustration of JPSS satellite in orbit over earth

JPSS-2 will make afternoon weather and climate measurements as it orbits Earth, a shared ground... View Mission

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Illustration of Juice mission spacecraft

NASA is collaborating with the European Space Agency (ESA) on this ESA-led mission to Ganymede... View Mission

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LISA

A new ESA LISA mission was selected in 2017 for ESA's L3 launch opportunity. LISA is a space-... View Mission

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Illustration of Lucy spacecraft near asteroids in space

Lucy: the first mission to Jupiter’s Trojans, will launch in October 2021 and, with boosts from... View Mission

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Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper will map hydrogen within craters and other permanently shadowed... View Mission

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Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA)
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NISAR spacecraft in orbit over the earth

The proposed NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) Mission, a collaboration between the... View Mission

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The advanced Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) tracks the health of the ozone layer and... View Mission

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The Pre-Aerosol, Clouds, and ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission will make global ocean color... View Mission

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Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter — and the name... View Mission

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Q-PACE will explore properties of particle collision in a microgravity environment in an effort... View Mission

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SunRISE Mission

SunRISE will investigate how solar energetic particles are accelerated and released into... View Mission

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SWOT Mission Image

The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission will contribute to a better understanding... View Mission

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TEMPO will measure atmospheric pollution covering most of North America, from Mexico City to the... View Mission

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TROPICS Mission Image

TROPICS observing system will measure environmental and inner-core conditions for tropical... View Mission

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The James Webb Space Telescope is an infrared-optimized space telescope with a large mirror, 6.5... View Mission

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In February 2016, after several years of preparatory studies, NASA formally started an... View Mission