What’s Up in Solar System Exploration

(Planetary Blogs) – Emily Lakdawalla:

We’ll finally see JunoCam‘s first high-resolution images of Jupiter. We’ll also see OSIRIS-REx making progress toward its September 8 launch. Both rovers are road-tripping at Mars, while ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has completed a major mid-course correction ahead of its October arrival. Rosetta is at the beginning of the end of its mission, saying farewell to Philae and shifting into lower orbits. New Horizons is getting very close to the end of transmitting all its Pluto data, plus a new pile of data on distant Kuiper belt objects.  …

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Solar system missions 2016-08


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