Missions

Nasa’s Missions on Exoplanet archive includes: JWST James Webb Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, MAGELLAN telescope, Arecibo Observatory, TESS, Kepler Spacecraft, EXPRES, Cassini, Hubble, Webb Telescope, K2 Mission, NExSS, STTARS and more…

  • When the Spitzer telescope launched, it was not meant to partake in the search for extrasolar planets. Ten years later, it has become a premier observatory in our search for distant worlds.
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  • NASA has announced the end of operations for Deep Impact after attempts to regain contact with the spacecraft failed.
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  • CubeSats are helping to make space exploration cheaper and more accessible. Now, researchers developing technology to significantly increase the communication range of these small satellites.
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  • Ten years after launch, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is continuing its study of asteroids, stars, planets and galaxies.
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  • NASA has released new photos and video animations depicting the agency's planned mission to find, capture, redirect, and study a near-Earth asteroid.
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  • NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) characterized thousands of asteroids before it was put in hibernation. After returning to service in September, the spacecraft will hunt for near-Earth objects in order to identify potential hazards to Earth and targets for exploration.
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  • Following months of analysis and testing, the Kepler Space Telescope team has ended its attempts to restore the spacecraft to full working order. However, the spacecraft still could be used for other scientific research.
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  • NASA engineers are fine-tuning their orbital selection for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). From a never-before-used orbit between the Earth and the Moon, TESS will map the locations of more than 500 transiting exoplanets.
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  • The Astrobiology Program has completed the first phase of development for the next Astrobiology Roadmap. Over 500 participants joined in webinars and discussions that will shape the future of astrobiology research at NASA. Today, experts will gather for a workshop to discuss the results of
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  • A new telescope observatory -- the Next Generation Transit Survey -- will aim to study smaller planets such as ‘hot Neptunes’ and ‘super-Earths’ that orbit bright or nearby stars.
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