Small Body Planetary Missions


Planned Missions

MMX
Mission Website

Small body target(s): Phobos and Deimos

AIDA/DART
Mission Website
Small Body Target(s): 65803 Didymos

Psyche
Mission Website
Small Body Target(s): 16 Psyche

Lucy
Mission Website
Small Body Target(s): 617 Patroclus, 617 I Menoetius, 3548 Eurybates, 11351 Leucus, 15094 Polymele, and 21900 Orus

Current Missions

OSIRIS-Rex (2016–present)
Mission Website
Small Body Target(s): 101955 Bennu
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=2016-055A

Hyabusa 2 (2014-present)
Mission Website
Small Body Target(s): 1999 Ryugu
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=2014-076A

DAWN (2007-present)
Mission Website
Small Body Target(s): 4 Vesta, and 1 Ceres
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=2007-043A

New Horizons Pluto Kuiper Belt Flyby (2006–present)
Mission Website
Small Body Target(s):Pluto, and MU69
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=2006-001A

Past Missions

Rosetta (2004-2016)
Mission Website
Small Body Target(s): 67 P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, 2867 Steins, and 21 Lutetia
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=2004-006A

Hyabusa 1 (2003–2010)
Mission Website
Small Body Target(s): 25143 Itokawa
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=2003-019A

Deep Impact (2005–2013)
Mission Website
Small Body Target(s): 9P/Tempel 1, 103P/Hartley 2
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/masterCatalog.do?sc=2005-001A

Stardust (1991–2011)
Mission Website
Small Body Target(s): 81P/Wild 2, and 5535 Annefrank, 9P/Tempel 1
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1999-003A

Galileo – (1995–2003)
Mission Website
Small Body Target(s): Shoemaker-Levy 9, 951 Gaspra, and 243 Ida
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/masterCatalog.do?sc=1989-084B

Deep Space 1 (1998–2001)
Mission Website
Small Body Target(s): 9969 Braille, and 19P/Borrelly

NEAR-Shoemaker (1996–2001)
Mission Website
Small Body Target(s):253 Mathilde, and 433 Eros
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1996-008A

Suisei (1985-1998)
Mission Website
Small Body Target(s): 1P/Halley

Sakigake (1985–1998)
Small Body Target(s): 1P/Halley
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/masterCatalog.do?sc=1985-001A

International Cometary Explorer (1978–1997)
Small Body Target(s): 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, 1P/Halley
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/masterCatalog.do?sc=1978-079A

Giotto (1985–1992)
Small Body Target(s): 1P/Halley
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/masterCatalog.do?sc=1985-056A

Vega 1 (1984–1986)
Small Body Target(s): 1P/Halley
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/masterCatalog.do?sc=1984-128A

Vega 2 (1984–1986)
Small Body Target(s): 1P/Halley
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/masterCatalog.do?sc=1984-125A