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Saturday, December 23, 2017

NASA's upcoming two missions to Saturn's Moon Titan

     National Aeronautics Space Administration have planned for two selected missions to the largest moon of planet Saturn, which had been previously explored by Rosetta mission. These missions were planned to launch in the middle of 2020 and it include a sample return mission and robotic drone spacecraft. It was categorized under the NASA's New Frontiers Program. (Preceding mission of this new frontiers program was New horizons to Pluto, Juno mission to Jupiter and the OSIRIS-Rex mission to the asteroid Bennu). This project will get funded for further development in end of 2019.

Mission No.1 - Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return (CAESAR)

     This CAESAR mission is a sample return mission from 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which is a comet that was previously explored by Rosetta spacecraft.

Mission No.2 - Dragonfly

      This is a robotic drone spacecraft that will explore the whole comet, chemistry and habitability on Sturn's moon Titan.

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