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Six Upcoming Space Missions That Are Scheduled To Launch In 2024

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Next year we will be seeing the launch of the Europa Clipper as well as the first crewed mission of the Artemis program. Ali M. Bramson: The year 2023 proved to be an important one for space missions, with NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission returning a sample from an asteroid and India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission exploring the lunar south pole, and 2024 is shaping up to be another exciting year for space exploration. Several new missions under NASA’s Artemis plan and Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative will target the Moon. The latter half of the year will feature several exciting launches, with the launch of the Martian Moons eXploration mission in September, Europa Clipper and Hera in October and Artemis II and VIPER to the Moon in November – if everything goes as planned. I’m a planetary scientist, and here are six of the space missions I’m most excited to follow in 2024… (READ MORE)

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