List of Space Craft / Rover in News 2021

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June 2021
Space Organization Spacecraft / Rover Purpose
China National Space Administration (CNSA) Cargo Spcecraft – Tianzhou-2
or “Heavenly Vessel”
•This spacecraft is used for carrying equipments for the Tiangong space station.
• Tianzhou-2 Spcecraft launched by Long March-7 Y3 rocket.
• from the Wenchang Space Launch Center. (southern island of Hainan)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Photon Spacecraft • Designed by Rocket Lab.
• Developed for NASA’s next ESCAPADE Mars mission.
• ESCAPADE – Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers.
May 2021
Space Organization Spacecraft / Rover Name Purpose
NASA OSIRIS-REx Collecting samples of rocks and dust from the Asteroid Bennu
SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, Resilience carrying 4 astronauts to International Space Station(ISS)
NASA Perseverance Rover It can produced Oxygen from Mars using an instrument called ‘MOXIE’ – Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment.
NASA Spacecraft Parker Solar Probe discovered a natural radio signal from Venus
NASA Mobile Robot ‘VIPER’ Launch On Moon in 2023
It will map and explore the moon’s resources on and under the lunar surface, particularly water-ice.
China National Space Administration (CNSA) Mars Rover-Zhurong To study the Utopia Planitia region of Mars
China National Space Administration (CNSA) Tianwen 1 It carrying the Zhurong rover that landed on Utopia Planitia region of Mars
European Space Agency (ESA) Jupiter Spacecraft ‘JUICE To study the Jupiter’s Galilean moons – Europa, Callisto & Ganymede
Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE)

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