SpaceX’s Starship could see a test flight in early 2019SpaceX

It’s fair to say that 2018 was a rather wonderful year for space. We saw SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy lift off for the first time, a new European mission launch to Mercury, and Japanese rovers land on an asteroid.

But if you thought 2018 was great, you’re in for a treat. Because 2019 has got a whole host of incredible missions and launches in store for us, and the action begins straight away.

So let’s take a look at some the exciting space events coming up in the next 12 months. From human launches to scientific missions in the Solar System, there’s plenty to look forward to.

January

The year gets off to an incredible start on January 1 when NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft arrives at the distant Solar System object Ultima Thule, the furthest object we’ve ever visited in the Solar System. The first high-resolution images will arrive back on New Year’s Day, but it’ll take 20 months for all the data to be sent back to Earth.

By January 3, we are expecting to China to attempt a landing of its Chang’e 4 rover on the far side of the Moon. This is the first mission ever to the Moon’s far side.

On January 17, SpaceX is scheduled to launch its crewed Dragon 2 spacecraft on its first test flight, dubbed Demonstration Mission 1 (DM-1). There won’t be any crew on this fight, but SpaceX hopes to launch its first humans in the summer.

India hopes to launch a lander and rover to the Moon on January 31, called Chandrayaan-2. It will attempt to visit the south pole of the Moon for the first time in history.

February

By early February, NASA’s InSight lander should begin drilling into the surface of Mars. It’ll hammer sensors up to five meters (16 feet) into the ground to measure the temperature inside the Red Planet.

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will perform five close flybys of Jupiter in 2019  on February 12, April 6, May 29, July 21, and September 11.

On February 13, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to take a lunar lander built by Israeli company SpaceIL to the Moon. Originally part of the canceled Google Lunar XPRIZE, SpaceIL is now hoping to make it to the Moon alone.

At some point as early as February, Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft will descend to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu to try and collect a sample.

Rovers on the Hayabusa-2 mission returned images in Septemebr 2018JAXA

March

Boeing will conduct an uncrewed test flight of its CST-100 Starliner vehicle at some point in March, with plans for a first crewed test in August.

SpaceX is scheduled to launch its second Falcon Heavy rocket in March, the launch of the Arabsat-6A spacecraft for Saudi Arabia.

April

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will make its next close approach to the Sun on April 4. After that, the next closest approaches are on September 1 and December 26.

By April, Elon Musk says that SpaceX will perform a test flight of its Starship vehicle, intended to one day take humans to Mars.

May

By early 2019, Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit company plans to send its first rocket to space.

Also in early 2019, we’re expecting a third Falcon Heavy launch, this time taking a variety of military and scientific satellites into orbit, including some from NASA.

June

In June, we are expecting to see the first crewed launch of SpaceX’s Dragon 2 vehicle from Cape Canaveral in Florida. This will be the first launch of astronauts from US soil since the final Space Shuttle flight on July 8,2011 On board will be NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Douglas Hurley, both on their third spaceflight.

SpaceX recently showed off its crewed Dragon 2 spacecraftSpaceX

We’re also expecting a possible first crewed flight from Blue Origin at some point in the first half of 2019.

And following their first flight to “space” on December 13, Virgin Galactic could very well take its first paying customers to space in the first half of 2019 after further testing.

July

Here’s a bonus astronomy event for you. A total solar eclipse will be visible from South America, including Chile, on 2 July.

And set your calendars for July 20 because that will be the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first mission to land humans on the Moon.

August

We could see the first contract crew flight of SpaceX’s Dragon 2 in August, providing the test flight sticks to schedule. This is called USCV-1, and it’ll be taking astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover to the International Space Station (ISS).

September

NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft will swoop down to the surface of the asteroid Bennu in September and try to collect a sample. It will return to Earth with this sample in 2023.

October

A new planet-hunting mission from ESA will launch between October 15 and November 14. It’s called CHEOPS (Characterising Exoplanets Satellite), and it’ll look for planets orbiting bright stars close to our Solar System.

ESA’s CHEOPS spacecraft will continue the hunt for planets beyond EarthESA–G. Porter

November

Another astronomy one for you. On November 11, Mercury will transit the Sun as viewed from Earth.

December

Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft will depart the asteroid Ryugu in December, returning it to Earth in December 2020.

And finally, by the end of the year, we’re expecting China to launch a sample-return mission called Chang’e 5 to the poles. No launch date has been revealed yet – but it could bring to a close a rather impressive year for space.

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However if you believed 2018 was excellent, you remain in for a reward. Due To The Fact That 2019 has actually got an entire host of extraordinary objectives and launches in shop for us, and the action starts immediately.

So let’s have a look at some the interesting area occasions showing up in the next 12 months. From human launches to clinical objectives in the Planetary system, there’s plenty to eagerly anticipate.

January

The year leaves to an amazing start on January 1 when NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reaches the remote Planetary system item Ultima Thule, the outermost item we have actually ever checked out in the Planetary system. The very first high-resolution images will get here back on New Year’s Day, however it’ll take 20 months for all the information to be returned to Earth.

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On February 13, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is arranged to take a lunar lander developed by Israeli business SpaceIL to the Moon. Initially part of the canceled Google Lunar XPRIZE, SpaceIL is now wanting to make it to the Moon alone.

Eventually as early as February, Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft will come down to the surface area of the asteroid Ryugu to attempt and gather a sample.

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March

Boeing will carry out an uncrewed test flight of its CST-100 Starliner automobile eventually in March, with prepare for a very first crewed test in August.

SpaceX is arranged to release its 2nd Falcon Heavy rocket in March, the launch of the Arabsat-6A spacecraft for Saudi Arabia.

April

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will make its next close technique to the Sun on April 4 After that, the next closest techniques are on September 1 and December 26.

By April, Elon Musk states that SpaceX will carry out a test flight of its Starship automobile, planned to one day take people to Mars.

May

By early 2019, Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit business prepares to send its very first rocket to area.

Likewise in early 2019, we’re anticipating a 3rd Falcon Heavy launch, this time taking a range of military and clinical satellites into orbit, consisting of some from NASA

June

In June, we are anticipating to see the very first crewed launch of SpaceX’s Dragon 2 automobile from Cape Canaveral in Florida. This will be the very first launch of astronauts from United States soil considering that the last Area Shuttle bus flight on July 8,2011 On board will be NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Douglas Hurley, both on their 3rd spaceflight.

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We’re likewise anticipating a possible very first crewed flight from Blue Origin eventually in the very first half of 2019.

And following their very first flight to “area” on December 13, Virgin Galactic might effectively take its very first paying consumers to area in the very first half of 2019 after more screening.

July

Here’s a benefit astronomy occasion for you. An overall solar eclipse will show up from South America, consisting of Chile, on 2 July

And set your calendars for July 20 since that will be the 50 th anniversary of Apollo 11, the very first objective to land people on the Moon.

August

We might see the very first agreement team flight of SpaceX’s Dragon 2 in August, offering the test flight stays with schedule. This is called USCV-1, and it’ll be taking astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover to the International Spaceport Station (ISS).

September

NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft will swoop to the surface area of the asteroid Bennu in September and attempt to gather a sample. It will go back to Earth with this sample in 2023.

October

A brand-new planet-hunting objective from ESA will release in between October 15 and November 14 It’s called CHEOPS (Characterising Exoplanets Satellite), and it’ll try to find worlds orbiting intense stars near to our Planetary system.

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ESA’s CHEOPS spacecraft will continue the hunt for worlds beyond Earth ESA– G. Porter

November

Another astronomy one for you. On November 11, Mercury will transit the Sun as seen from Earth.

December

Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft will leave the asteroid Ryugu in December, returning it to Earth in December 2020.

And lastly, by the end of the year, we’re anticipating China to release a sample-return objective called Chang’ e 5 to the poles. No launch date has actually been exposed yet– however it might bring to a close a rather remarkable year for area.

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It’s reasonable to state that 2018 was a rather fantastic year for area. We saw SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy take off for the very first time, a brand-new European objective launch to Mercury, and Japanese rovers arrive on an asteroid.

However if you believed 2018 was excellent, you remain in for a reward. Due To The Fact That 2019 has actually got an entire host of extraordinary objectives and launches in shop for us, and the action starts immediately.

So let’s have a look at some the interesting area occasions showing up in the next 12 months. From human launches to clinical objectives in the Planetary system, there’s plenty to eagerly anticipate.

January

The year leaves to an amazing start on January 1 when NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reaches the remote Planetary system item Ultima Thule, the outermost item we have actually ever checked out in the Planetary system. The very first high-resolution images will get here back on New Year’s Day, however it’ll take 20 months for all the information to be returned to Earth.

By January 3 , we are anticipating to China to try a landing of its Chang’ e 4 rover on the far side of the Moon. This is the very first objective ever to the Moon’s far side.

On January 17 , SpaceX is arranged to release its crewed Dragon 2 spacecraft on its very first test flight, called Presentation Objective 1 (DM-1). There will not be any team on this battle, however SpaceX wishes to release its very first people in the summertime.

India wishes to release a lander and rover to the Moon on January 31 , called Chandrayaan-2. It will try to go to the south pole of the Moon for the very first time in history.

February

By early February , NASA’s InSight lander need to start drilling into the surface area of Mars. It’ll hammer sensing units as much as 5 meters (16 feet) into the ground to determine the temperature level inside the Red World.

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will carry out 5 close flybys of Jupiter in 2019 on February 12 , April 6, May 29, July 21, and September11

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On February 13 , a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is arranged to take a lunar lander developed by Israeli business SpaceIL to the Moon. Initially part of the canceled Google Lunar XPRIZE, SpaceIL is now wanting to make it to the Moon alone.

Eventually as early as February , Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft will come down to the surface area of the asteroid Ryugu to attempt and gather a sample.

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Rovers on the Hayabusa-2 objective returned images in Septemebr 2018 JAXA

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March

Boeing will carry out an uncrewed test flight of its CST – 100 Starliner automobile eventually in March , with prepare for a very first crewed test in August.

SpaceX is arranged to release its 2nd Falcon Heavy rocket in March , the launch of the Arabsat-6A spacecraft for Saudi Arabia.

April

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will make its next close technique to the Sun on April 4 After that, the next closest techniques are on September 1 and December26

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By April , Elon Musk states that SpaceX will carry out a test flight of its Starship automobile, planned to one day take people to Mars.

May

By early 2019 , Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit business prepares to send its very first rocket to area.

Likewise in early 2019 , we’re anticipating a 3rd Falcon Heavy launch, this time taking a range of military and clinical satellites into orbit, consisting of some from NASA

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June

In June , we are anticipating to see the very first crewed launch of SpaceX’s Dragon 2 automobile from Cape Canaveral in Florida. This will be the very first launch of astronauts from United States soil considering that the last Area Shuttle bus flight on July 8,2011 On board will be NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Douglas Hurley, both on their 3rd spaceflight.

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We’re likewise anticipating a possible very first crewed flight from Blue Origin eventually in the very first half of2019

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And following their very first flight to “area” on December 13, Virgin Galactic might effectively take its very first paying consumers to area in the very first half of 2019 after more screening.

July

Here’s a benefit astronomy occasion for you. An overall solar eclipse will show up from South America, consisting of Chile, on 2 July

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And set your calendars for July 20 since that will be the 50 th anniversary of Apollo 11, the very first objective to land people on the Moon.

August

We might see the very first agreement team flight of SpaceX’s Dragon 2 in August , offering the test flight stays with schedule. This is called USCV-1, and it’ll be taking astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover to the International Spaceport Station (ISS).

September

NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft will swoop to the surface area of the asteroid Bennu in September and attempt to gather a sample. It will go back to Earth with this sample in2023

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October

A brand-new planet-hunting objective from ESA will release in between October 15 and November 14 It’s called CHEOPS (Characterising Exoplanets Satellite), and it’ll try to find worlds orbiting intense stars near to our Planetary system.

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ESA’s CHEOPS spacecraft will continue the hunt for worlds beyond Earth ESA– G. Porter

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November

Another astronomy one for you. On November 11 , Mercury will transit the Sun as seen from Earth.

December

Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft will leave the asteroid Ryugu in December , returning it to Earth in December2020

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And lastly, by the end of the year , we’re anticipating China to release a sample-return objective called Chang’ e 5 to the poles. No launch date has actually been exposed yet– however it might bring to a close a rather remarkable year for area.

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