Mission Status

Current missions

Our currently active missions of significance are listed chronologically here, missions that are considered complete follows below.

Launch year Mission Description Status
1959 Saturn-1 Sister-probe to the Jupiter-1, instead aiming for Saturn. En-route
1959 KSS Building of the Kerbinian Space Station, a brand new station building on the lessons of the Kerlab to maintain a permanent Kerbinian presence in space. Active

Fully crewed by 9 kerbals.

1959 KLS A station in permanent Lunar orbit that can be manned for around a month at a time by changing crews, in order to better study the Moon and possibly provide a future midway base for landing missions. Active

In orbit of the Moon

First crew returned

1960 Mars BAR-1 The first of three satellites to make a planet-wide communications network around Mars. En-route
1960 Mars BAR-2 Second communications satellite. En-route
1960 Mars BAR-3 Third communications satellite. En-route
1960 Mars Lander A new Mars lander – that will make a controlled re-entry instead of de-coupling from an orbital satellite. Also has high speed impact tolerance. En-route
1960 Deimos Lander Small probe to orbit Deimos and gather scientific readings – and eventually land on the surface on the moon. En-route
1960 Phoebos Lander Small probe to orbit Phoebos and gather scientific readings – and eventually land on the surface on the moon. En-route
1960 Mars-3 Orbital satellite to make a high resolution scan of Mars. En-route
1960 Mars-4 Orbital satellite to make a map of the various terrains of Mars. En-route
1960 Mars-5 Orbital satellite to scan Mars for resources usable in future colonization efforts. En-route
1960 Uranus-1 Fly-by and possible orbit of Uranus – depending on whether the onboard engine is capable of burning fast enough to achieve orbit. En-route
1961 Pluto-1 Fly-by of Pluto, the furthers object in our solar system. En-route
1961 Venutian Discoverer The first ever manned interplanetary journey by Kerbals, to fly by Venus and return safely to the Earth- Fly-by success, on course back home.
1961 Neptune-1 First Kerbinian probe launched towards Neptune. En-route
1961
1961

Completed missions

Earth

Launch year Mission Description Status
1957 Kerlab-1 Launch a space station into orbit, capable of supporting 2 kerbals working for 30+ days at a time. Success – De-orbited upon end of expected lifespan.
TBA

The Moon

Launch year Mission Description Status
1956 Lunar Mapper-1 Launch a mapping probe into a polar orbit to map the surface of the Moon. Success
1956 Lunar Lander-1 Land a probe on the surface on the Moon. Success
1957 Bear-1 Land a Kerbal successfully on the Moon, and return him safely to the Earth. Success
TBA

Mercury

Launch year Mission Description Status
1957 Mercury-1 Mercury fly-by. Loose thrust plate caused the initial Earth orbit to be inadequate to achieve the fly-by. Failed – orbiting the Sun
1959 Mercury-2 Second attempt of performing a fly-by of Mercury – using the Back-up Venus-3 probe. Fly-by successfully completed
TBA

Venus

Launch year Mission Description Status
1954 Venus-1 Fly-by of Venus, to return scientific reading and images. Success – now orbiting the Sun
1956 Venus-2 Place a probe in permanent orbit around Venus. No signal, despite same antennae configuration as Venus-1. Failed – orbiting the Sun
1957 Venus-3 Place a probe into polar orbit, to map the surface of Venus. Also carried an experimental lander, which exploded due to unknown caused upon entering the atmosphere. Success – lander exploded
1959 Venus-4 A sister-probe to Venus-3, almost. The lander is eschewed and the scanners a new, and will make a higher resolution map. Success – mapping complete
1961 Venus-5 Newest generation mapping satellite for Venus. Arrived, scanning begun.

Mars

Launch year Mission Description Status
1956 Mars-1 Fly-by of Mars. Intercept was a success, but for unknown reasons the orbit decayed rapidly. Failed – orbiting the sun (bug)
1958 Mars-2 A satellite in permanent orbit around Mars, which will also map the surface of the planet. In orbit, mapping complete.
Lander failed.
TBA

Jupiter

Launch year Mission Description Status
1959 Jupiter-1 Newly designed probe replacing the previous lander with only a small nuclear isotope generator – expecting a fly-by and possibly highly elliptical orbit. Arrived, although in more eccentric orbit than planned.
TBA

Saturn

Launch year Mission Description Status
TBA

Uranus

Launch year Mission Description Status
TBA

Neptune

Launch year Mission Description Status
TBA

Pluto

Launch year Mission Description Status
TBA
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