JANUARY: # Planned launch of ESA's Bartolomeo ISS module.
FEBRUARY 06: > Atlas 5 411; planned launch of ESA's Solar Orbiter from SLC-41, Cape Canaveral.
APRIL 06: > BepiColombo Earth gravity assist enroute to Mercury.
JULY: > OSIRIS-REx will use its robotic arm to obtain a sample of asteroid Bennu. It wil be returned to Earth in September 2023.
JULY: > Planned launch on a Japanese H-2A rocket from Tanegasshima of the UAE Mars Hope orbiter to study the Martian Atmosphere.
JULY (/2022) > Planned launch of the ESA/Russian ExoMars 2020 mission lander 'Kazachok' & rover 'Rosalind Franklin' on a Proton rocket from Baikonur. It will search for traces of life and characterize the nature of the surface environment.
JULY 17 (-AUG.05): > NASA plans to launch the Mars 2020 Rover and drone helicopter Mission to the Red Planet on an Atlas 5 (541) from Cape Canaveral SLC 41. (Landing on Mars Feb. 2021) The rover will collect samples that will be returned to Earth by a future Mars mission ( perhaps in 2026).
JULY / AUGUST: > China plans to launch (on a Long March 5) a mission to Mars that will include an orbiter and a surface rover.
OCTOBER 12: > BepiColombo Venus gravity assist enroute to Mercury.
DECEMBER: > Planned return to Earth of Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe, landing in the Australian outback, carrying samples from asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3).
2 0 2 0 - T.B.D.:
) Planned launch of ESA's Biomass Earth radar-observation satellite.
+> The Golden Spike Company (USA) plans to begin manned missions to the Lunar surface.
= Planned launch of ESA's Euclid astronomy mission on a Soyuz rocket from Kourou to the L2 Lagrange point.
- Possible first launch of Japan's new H-3 rocket.
- Possible first launch of China's new medium-lift Long March 8.
- China plans to launch the 2nd module of a new space station (Tiangong 3) into orbit on a Long March 5 booster. After this laboratory module, the 3rd module will be launched in 2022.
% ESA hopes to launch the unmanned Space Rider spaceplane on a Vega rocket from Kourou.
- Planned first launch of the new Ariane 6 rocket.
^ Blue Origin expects to begin flying paying passengers on its reusable suborbital New Shepard vehicle.
# Planned launch of Bigelow's BA-330 expandable module ' 'XBASE' on an Atlas 5 (552). Bigelow intends to berth the module to the ISS.
> A Long March 5 will launch Chang'e 6 sample return mission to the far side of the Moon; China's 2nd lunar sample return mission.
% Possible first test flight from Cape Canaveral of the DARPA XSP / XS-1 Boeing 'Phantom Express' unmanned reusable Experimental Spaceplane.
> Moon Express plans to launch the first commercial lunar sample- return mission.
] GOES-R weather satellite launch.
2 0 2 0 - 2 0 2 1 TBD: - Planned first launch of the Cyclone-4M rocket, from Canso, Nova Scotia.