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Future Missions
To Asteroids and/or Comets:

MISSION (Spacecraft) ASTEROID MISSION OBJECTIVE(S) Intended LAUNCH DATE Expected ASTEROID ENCOUNTER DATE
Muses-C 1998 SF36 Land on asteroid, sample return. Dec. 2002 Summer 2005
Rosetta 4979 Otawara
140 Siwa
Flyby of asteroids en route to Comet P/Wirtanen Jan. 23, 2003 July 2006
July 2008

For summary information on these and other asteroid and/or comet missions,
see the Asteroid and Comets page (NASA/NSSDC).


Exploring Comets || Asteroids

Exploring The Planets

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