New Year Brings New Space Mission Plans

Ashley | 11 - 01 - 2022
Space mission plans

Space stations are making new space explorations too! Find out everything you need to know about the space missions planned for 2022 with an inquisitive quiz now!

Major Space Missions Plan 

Several space missions are going to blast into outer space this 2022! Here is a quick update on every space mission planned so far with a quiz. 

NASA’s Plan for Space Missions in 2022

Regardless of the fast-growing billionaire space missions, NASA steals the show every single time with its advanced ideas and 2022 is no different. 

What Is the Name of NASA’s 2022 Asteroid Space Mission?
  • A. Endeavor
  • B. Apollo
  • C. Psyche
  • D. None of the Above

NASA aims to test its SLS (Space Launching System) this 2022.  The SLS is a next-generation rocket designed by the American space agency to launch humans and supplies in one go. 

Previously, astronauts were sent into space with a small number of basic supplies. Water, food, and other day-to-day necessities followed en route after a safe landing. The same went for transferring repair equipment, fuel, and other requirements. 

At present, NASA’s Artemis program aims to cut down the cost, manpower, and time consumed on these by developing an all-in-one rocket. Apart from this, the program has decided to send the first person of color and a woman to set foot on the Moon in 2022. 

India’s 2022 Space Mission Plan: Chandrayaan 3

The Chandrayaan 1 mission was India’s first space mission. The robot explorer or rover for shot landed safely on the surface of the moon in 2008 but was lost shortly until NASA found it using a radar system. The Chandrayaan 2 mission was launched in 2019. The Vikram lander that carries the second version of the rover crash-landed but the rover began its intended function soon. 

India is now set to launch Chandrayaan 3 in 2022 to explore the availability of water on the Moon’s surface. 

SLIM Space Mission Plan by Japan

Japan’s latest space mission abbreviated as SLIM stands for Smart Lander for Investigating the Moon. The UAE rover will be launched through a Japanese lander from SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. The April 2022 mission will study landing patterns on the moon. 

Billionaire Space Missions in 2022

Billionaire space missions have made Space Tourism a trend for the elite now. Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic are competing with each other to deliver the next generation of Space Travel and 2022 is filled with plans for these private space agencies.  

StarShip by Elon Musk, SpaceX

Elon Musk has partnered with NASA to launch a reusable rocket into earth’s orbit by 2022. Several test flights will be conducted by the company to ensure the safety, durability, and performance of the reusable rocket. The space agency will launch rockets, rovers, and others through this rocket and new plans for future space missions in 2023.

SpaceX also plans to launch several other interested individuals to the ISS for a visit. The list also includes the first black woman to visit ISS as a crew member.

Other Incredible Space Missions In 2022

  • South Korea will launch its first space mission in 2022.
  • NASA will place another space station named Gateway. This will revolve around the moon.
  • Psyche is a metallic asteroid and NASA will launch a Psyche mission to orbit and study the asteroid up close.
  • China will add two laboratory sections in its Tianhe mission.
  • Russia and Europe will launch Rosalind Franklin through its ExoMars mission. The space mission’s plan is to search for signs of life on Mars.

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