FEBRUARY 18: > Planned landing of the Mars 2020 Rover and drone helicopter Mission on the Red Planet. The rover will collect samples that will be returned to Earth by a future Mars mission ( perhaps in 2026).
MARCH 30: =* Planned launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) on an Ariane 5 ECA from Kourou ELA-3 to the L2 Lagrange point.
MARCH: > OSIRIS-REx Departure from asteroid Bennu, carrying samples back to Earth.
MARCH: * Possible launch of the JAXA/NASA XARM X-ray satellite to replace the failed Hitomi satellite.
MARCH: > The ExoMars rover arrives at Mars. It will search for traces of life and characterize the nature of the surface environment.
APRIL: > Planned launch on the 1st ULA Vulcan Centaur of the Astrobotic Peregrine lunar lander to the moon. It is one of the former Google Lunar X PRIZE contenders.
JULY 22: > Falcon 9; planned launch of DART from Vandenberg. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test will impact the Didymos asteroid moon in October 2022, to test deflection of an asteroid.
AUGUST 11: > BepiColombo Venus gravity assist enroute to Mercury.
OCTOBER 02: > BepiColombo Mercury gravity assist.
OCTOBER: > Planned launch on an Atlas 5-401 of NASA's Lucy flyby mission to 4 Trojan asteroids.
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> The UAE Mars Hope will enter orbit around the Red Planet.
- Planned launch on a Vega rocket of ESA's e.Deorbit active space debris removal spacecraft from Kourou ELA-1.
* A Long March 2C will possibly launch the joint ESA/Chinese SMILE (Solar Wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer) probe into orbit.
# Planned first unmanned operational launch of the Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser on an ULA Vulcan Centaur rocket from Cape Canaveral, carrying supplies to the ISS.
- Planned first launch of Orbital ATK's intermediate version of its new OmegA launcher from KSC Pad 39B.
* Possible launch of the Spektr-UV / World Space Observatory - UV (WSO-UV) on a Zenit-2SB/Fregat rocket.
% Planned first test flight of the UK's Reaction Engines SABRE engine on the unmanned Nacelle Test Vehicle. 2 Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engines will power the future Skylon space plane.
+ India plans to launch its first crewed spacecraft 'Gaganyaan' into orbit on a GSLV Mk 3 rocket.
% Blue Origin plans to launch a BE-4 + BE-3 powered New Glenn orbital rocket from Cape Canaveral SLC-36.
Planned first flight of the SpaceX Starship.
%> Planned first launch of NASA's new heavy-lift Space Launch System, SLS-1 (Block 1), from KSC Pad 39B, on the Artemis 1 (Exploration Mission 1) Orion (+ European Service Module) flight. The SLS-1 / Artemis 1 mission will be equipped with the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) upper stage (derived from the Delta 4 2nd stage), powered by a single Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10. 13 deep-space nano satellites (like the solar sailing NEA Scout Near Earth Asteroid mission) will also be deployed from the stage adapter ring. The unmanned Orion MPCV capsule will splash down in the Pacific Ocean after the 25-42 day lunar orbital mission. The EM-1 mission might be launched on a commercial rocket in case of further SLS delays.