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 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. En-route
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 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. Arrived in orbit
Scanning in progress
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

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
TBA

Mars

TBA

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 planet.

Lander failed.

TBA

Jupiter

Launch year Mission Description Status
TBA

Saturn

Launch year Mission Description Status
TBA
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