The future is space. Hence, every country is developing technology to go existing planet or explore the galaxy. Every country is spending a fortune in this race and still not stopping anytime soon. What are the top space missions to happen this year along is what we shall check now?
Axiom Mission 1
NASA is all set to send a team of private astronauts to space this year. Why is this mission drawing all the attention? It will be sent on 28 February 2022, and the team of four astronauts will be conducting 25 microgravity experiments that will help in the future of education, science, and more. But wait, there is more. NASA will also launch the Axiom’s second mission sometime in the second half of the year. They plan to use the Crew Dragon Capsules and the Falcon 9 rockets.
India is also ready to study the Sun up close and personal. Hence, the country is upbeat about this mission, which was delayed because of the pandemic.
India aims to reach the skies and beyond with its ambitious Chandrayaan 3 mission. It will happen in the third quarter of 2022, and the teams are already working on the technology of clockwork precisions. It will not have an orbiter. Instead, it will just have a lander and a rover and repeat whatever Chandrayaan 2 tried to accomplish.
ISRO has set the calendar straight up for this year’s missions. There is Gaganyaan, which will be India’s first maiden human space mission. It is perhaps the most ambitious project by the country, and it will be a spacecraft with 3 people and can have a docking facility. It will also have a HAL-engineered design with unscrewed experimental flight.
NASA is all geared up to launch the Psyche spacecraft later this year. The spacecraft will go to the orbit where the Psyche is situated. This is between Jupiter and Mars. The entire asteroid belt will be a treasure trove for the countries seeking metal.
Delayed by the pandemic, this too aims to see the light of the sky soon. An uncrewed flight test mission will also see the Space Launce System or SLS and NASA’s Orion spacecraft fly to the Moon. It will be necessary before the actual Artemis -3 land in 2024 or 2025.
It has already been in the news since 2016. It has been orbiting Jupiter, going close to Europa in February 2022. It will also go close again in September 2022. On reaching close, it will take snaps of the Moon of Jupiter for us.
These are some of the most talked-about missions that will be in space this year. Let us not forget to mention the launch of SpaceX’s Starship that will launch this March, making way for as many as a dozen test flights this year.