Following the successful Crew-3 mission to the ISS last year, Crew-4 is set to launch in April and Crew-5 in September.
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The ESA and Russian Roscosmos’ Rosalind Franklin roveris set to launch in September. It will search for signs of life on Mars by drilling beneath its surface.
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7. New Glenn
The first orbital rocket from Blue Origin, which was originally due to launch in 2021, now has an expected launch window in late 2022.
The company plans to launch its second test of the CST-100 Starliner to the ISS in May. If all goes well, a crewed flight could take place in the second half of the year.
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The India Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to launch a test flight in the second half of 2022 to pave the way for a crewed mission in 2023. ISRO will send one passenger up — Vyommitra, a humanoid robot.
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4. Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter
South Korea’s first lunar mission, which will test the possibility of space internet and monitor the Moon from orbit, will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in August.
In August, NASA and SpaceX will send a spacecraft to explore the metal-rich asteroid Psychethat orbits the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.