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Upcoming Moon missions
« on: 12/03/2018 09:11 am »
China: Chang'e 4 - Lander+Rover - December 2018 -Thread - DONE

Israeli: Sparrow - Lander - December 2018? - 18/2/2019 - Thread

India: Chandarayaan 2 - Lander + Rover - Q1 2019 -  April 2019 - Thread

China: Chang'e-5 lunar sample return - End of 2019 - Thread


Germany: ALINA and Audi Lunar Quattro moon rover - End of 2019 - Thread

(Japan: EQUU.L-E.U.S (EQUU.L-E.U.S) (EQUilibriUm Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat) - Orbiter - December 2019 - Thread)

Japan: OMOTENASHI (O.MO.TE.NA.S.H.I) (Outstanding MOon exploration TEchnologies demonstrated by NAno Semi-Hard  - Impactor) (6U Cubesat)   -  Impactor - December 2019 - Thread

Japan: Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) - Lander - 2020 - Thread

(South Korea: KPLO,  Orbiter, 2020 - Thread)

(Brazil: Garateal-L,  Orbiter, 2021 - Thread)

USA: dearMoon - Manned flyby - 2023- Thread

Russia: ?

EU: ?

(in brackets the "just orbiters" :-)  )

The Moon race is coming!!!
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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #1 on: 12/03/2018 10:23 am »
PTScientists (Germany): Alina lander with twin Audi Lunar Quattro rovers Q3 2019 thread

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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #2 on: 12/03/2018 03:57 pm »
We all know NASA has at east 2 Explorat6ion Missions to fly past Luna.  EM-1 is a 3 week mission which will spend 6 days in a distant retrograde orbit of the Moon.
EM-2 will carry 4 astronauts in a crewed Orion capsule and will use multi-translunar injection (MTLI) burns with a free return trajectory when coming home.

Does NASA actually have any plans to land upon Luna's surface?
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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #3 on: 12/03/2018 04:06 pm »

Does NASA actually have any plans to land upon Luna's surface?

CLPS lands several small cargo landers on the Moon starting in 2-3 years time.
Manned landings NET 10 years away.


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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #4 on: 12/03/2018 06:35 pm »
I think it would be helpful to distinguish between government launches and private launches.  For example, neither Sparrow nor dearMoon are being done by government agencies, and so it seems inappropriate to assign them to particular countries (or at least not to note that they are privately funded).

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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #5 on: 12/03/2018 07:58 pm »
I think it would be helpful to distinguish between government launches and private launches.  For example, neither Sparrow nor dearMoon are being done by government agencies, and so it seems inappropriate to assign them to particular countries (or at least not to note that they are privately funded).

Under the Outer Space Treaty nations are responsible for launches from their territory. I think it would be best to note the missions are privately funded.

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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #6 on: 12/03/2018 08:35 pm »
Do NASA missions allow for mixture of NASA and commercial payloads, especially if NASA payload leaves lot of spare capacity.

If NASA allows this it may allow for more frequent and lower cost missions for NASA.

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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #7 on: 12/05/2018 06:15 pm »
Do NASA missions allow for mixture of NASA and commercial payloads, especially if NASA payload leaves lot of spare capacity.

If NASA allows this it may allow for more frequent and lower cost missions for NASA.

They do under the CLPS mission architecture. I have not heard of that being offered for normal NASA missions as typically the payloads and spacecraft are designed in synergy.

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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #8 on: 02/02/2019 05:52 pm »
South Korea: KPLO,  Orbiter, 2020:

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33272.0

Brazil: Garateal-L,  Orbiter, 2021:


https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=45637.msg1818784#msg1818784

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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #9 on: 02/05/2019 09:28 am »
The Moon race is coming!!!
Thanks, added to first post.

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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #10 on: 02/05/2019 09:34 am »

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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #11 on: 02/05/2019 09:42 am »
Added also Japan impactor  OMOTENASHI and the steam propelled (???) EQUULEUS, both for December this year.

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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #12 on: 02/06/2019 09:11 am »
Chandrayaan 2 listed here as lifting on March 25th:
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #13 on: 02/06/2019 12:09 pm »
Added also Japan impactor  OMOTENASHI and the steam propelled (???) EQUULEUS, both for December this year.

Cool!  A steam-powered spacecraft (EQUULEUS)!

Snooping around on line, I see that omotenashi denotes good customer service.  It is something like "customer is always right," although the literal translation is closer to "the customer is god" (and, in my experience, customer service in Japan is in a class of its own).  That might seem a strange name for a spacecraft, especially for a robotic one, but I gather the phrase is heard frequently these days as Japan prepares to host the 2020 Olympics.

Neither spacecraft will launch in December of this year, though.  Both being secondary payloads on SLS, they'll go when it goes -- maybe 2021?  Hopefully, Japan will deliver omotenashi for its Olympics visitors, even if Omotenashi flies well afterward!
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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #14 on: 02/06/2019 03:36 pm »
Chang'e-5 lunar sample return https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33431.0
Launch targeted towards the end of 2019.

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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #15 on: 03/12/2019 07:49 am »
Possible Moon-related announce during this press conference?
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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #16 on: 09/06/2019 08:21 am »
Is this thread dead?

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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #17 on: 09/07/2019 09:53 am »
China: Chang'e 4 - Lander+Rover - December 2018 -Thread - DONE

Israeli: Sparrow - Lander - December 2018? -18/2/2019- Thread  - FAILED

India: Chandarayaan 2 - Lander + Rover - Q1 2019 -  April 2019 --> Sep 2019 - ThreadFAILED

China: Chang'e-5 lunar sample return - End of 2019 ---> 2020 - Thread

Germany: ALINA and Audi Lunar Quattro moon rover - End of 2019 --> Bankrupt, acquisition, delay to 2021? - Thread

(Japan: EQUU.L-E.U.S (EQUU.L-E.U.S) (EQUilibriUm Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat) - Orbiter - December 2019 --> 2021 - Thread

Japan: OMOTENASHI (O.MO.TE.NA.S.H.I) (Outstanding MOon exploration TEchnologies demonstrated by NAno Semi-Hard  - Impactor) (6U Cubesat)   -  Impactor - December 2019- Thread

Japan: Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) - Lander - 2020 --> 2022 - Thread

(South Korea: KPLO,  Orbiter, 2020 - Thread)

(Brazil: Garateal-L,  Orbiter, 2021 - Thread)

USA: dearMoon - Manned flyby - 2023- Thread

Russia: ?

EU: ?

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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #18 on: 09/07/2019 10:11 am »
New entry:
Firefly to build U.S. version of Israeli Beresheet lunar lander

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Firefly’s name for the U.S.-made lander, Genesis, honors the Israeli name Beresheet, which means “genesis” or “in the beginning” in Hebrew.
Construction of Genesis landers will be done in the United States.
Firefly plans to initially launch its Alpha rocket in December 2019, but is more likely to occur next year.

Launch schedule?!?

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Re: Upcoming Moon missions
« Reply #19 on: 06/27/2020 01:05 pm »
Some updates, but a lot are still missing yet. Any help?


2018:

China: Chang'e 4 - Lander+Rover - December 2018 -Thread - DONE

2019:
Israeli: Sparrow - Lander - December 2018? -18/2/2019- Thread  - FAILED

India: Chandarayaan 2 - Lander + Rover - Q1 2019 -  April 2019 --> Sep 2019 - ThreadFAILED

China: Chang'e-5 lunar sample return - End of 2019---> 2020 - Thread


2020:
24 November 2020
China: Chang'e-5 lunar sample returnLaunch threadOperations thread  - List of Chang'e-xxx threads

2021:
Germany: ALINA and Audi Lunar Quattro moon rover - End of 2019 --> Bankrupt, acquisition, delay to 2021? - Official news from PTS space- Thread

(Japan: EQUU.L-E.U.S  (EQUilibriUm Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat) - Orbiter - December 2019 --> 2021 --> 2022 - Thread

Japan: OMOTENASHI (O.MO.TE.NA.S.H.I) (Outstanding MOon exploration TEchnologies demonstrated by NAno Semi-Hard  - Impactor) (6U Cubesat)   -  Impactor - December 2019  --> 2021  --> 2022 , together with EQUU.L-E.U.S  - Thread

India:
Chndrayaan-3 - march 2021  --> 2022
Thread

USA:
Artemis - 2021

Russia:
Luna-25 - October 2021 - Russian Space Research Institute

2022:
Japan: Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) - Lander - 2020 --> 2022 - Thread

(South Korea: KPLO,  Orbiter, 2020 --> 2022 - Thread - Official korean page)

(Brazil: Garateal-L,  Orbiter, 2021 - Thread)

2023:
USA:
dearMoon - Manned flyby - 2023 - Thread

"Griffin" lander from Astrobotic - Twitter

NASA’s water-hunting Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER)  - Twitter


2024:
USA:
(Manned) - 2024

Russia:
Luna-26 - 2024


Luna-27


EU: ?

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Similar thread, about Mars missions:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=51343.msg2101542#msg2101542
« Last Edit: 04/14/2021 07:51 am by spacexplorer »

 

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