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HTV-X1 Release & Reentry

HTV-X1 Release & Reentry

The JAXA HTV-X1 will be unberthed from the ISS before initiating a destructive reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere taking waste along with it.

BepiColombo Mercury Flyby

BepiColombo Mercury Flyby

Last of six Mercury flybys of the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission before entering orbit around its destination planet in 2025.

Solar Orbiter Venus Flyby

Solar Orbiter Venus Flyby

Solar Orbiter, a partnership between ESA and NASA, will perform a gravity assist maneuver with Venus on February 18, 2025. Throughout its mission it also makes repeated gravity assist flybys of Venus to get closer to the Sun, and to change its orbital inclination, boosting it out of the ecliptic plane, to get the best – and first – views of the Sun’s poles.

Boeing Starliner-1 Landing

Boeing Starliner-1 Landing

Following its deorbit burn, the Boeing CST-100 Starliner will reenter the Earth’s atmosphere and land at the White Sands Missile Range using its parachutes.

Boeing Starliner-1 Undocking

Boeing Starliner-1 Undocking

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner will undock from the International Space Station and conduct a deorbit burn as part of its first operational mission.

Following the deorbit burn the capsule will renter the Earth’s atmosphere and land at the ‘White Sands Missile Range’ using its parachutes.

Solar Orbiter Venus Flyby

Solar Orbiter Venus Flyby

Solar Orbiter, a partnership between ESA and NASA, will perform a gravity assist maneuver with Venus on December 24, 2026. Throughout its mission it also makes repeated gravity assist flybys of Venus to get closer to the Sun, and to change its orbital inclination, boosting it out of the ecliptic plane, to get the best – and first – views of the Sun’s poles.

Solar Orbiter Venus Flyby

Solar Orbiter Venus Flyby

Solar Orbiter, a partnership between ESA and NASA, will perform a gravity assist maneuver with Venus on March 17, 2028. Throughout its mission it also makes repeated gravity assist flybys of Venus to get closer to the Sun, and to change its orbital inclination, boosting it out of the ecliptic plane, to get the best – and first – views of the Sun’s poles.

Solar Orbiter Venus Flyby

Solar Orbiter Venus Flyby

Solar Orbiter, a partnership between ESA and NASA, will perform a gravity assist maneuver with Venus on June 10, 2029. Throughout its mission it also makes repeated gravity assist flybys of Venus to get closer to the Sun, and to change its orbital inclination, boosting it out of the ecliptic plane, to get the best – and first – views of the Sun’s poles.

Solar Orbiter Venus Flyby

Solar Orbiter Venus Flyby

Solar Orbiter, a partnership between ESA and NASA, will perform a gravity assist maneuver with Venus on September 2, 2030. Throughout its mission it also makes repeated gravity assist flybys of Venus to get closer to the Sun, and to change its orbital inclination, boosting it out of the ecliptic plane, to get the best – and first – views of the Sun’s poles.