Timeline of spaceflight

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This is a timeline of known spaceflights, both manned and unmanned, sorted chronologically by launch date. Owing to its large size, the timeline is split into smaller articles, one for each year since 1951. There is a separate list for all flights that occurred before 1951.

The 2016 list, and lists for subsequent years, may contain launches which have not yet occurred.

For the purpose of these lists, a spaceflight is defined as any flight that crosses the Kármán line, the officially recognised edge of space, which is 100 kilometres (62 miles) above mean sea level (AMSL). The timeline contains all flights which have crossed the edge of space, were intended to do so but failed, or are planned in the near future. Some lists are further divided into orbital launches (sending a payload into orbit, whether successful or not) and suborbital flights (e.g. ballistic missiles, sounding rockets, experimental spacecraft).

Orbital launches by year[edit]

25
50
75
100
125
150
1957
1960
1965
1970
1975
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
2005
2010
2015
  •   Failure
  •   Partial failure
  •   Success
  •   Scheduled

Deep space rendezvous post-2017[edit]

Date (UTC) Spacecraft Event Remarks
February 2018 Juno Atmospheric entry into Jupiter
July 2018 Hayabusa 2 Arrival at asteroid Ryugu
August 2018 OSIRIS-REx Arrival at asteroid Bennu
1 January 2019 New Horizons Flyby of 2014 MU69[1]
December 2019 Hayabusa 2 Departure from Ryugu
July 2020 OSIRIS-REx Touch-and-go on Bennu for sampling
December 2020 Hayabusa 2 Sample return to Earth
March 2021 OSIRIS-REx Departure from Bennu
24 September 2023 OSIRIS-REx Sample return to Earth

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NASA's New Horizons Team Selects Potential Kuiper Belt Flyby Target". nasa.gov. NASA. 2015-08-28. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 

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