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 En-route

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

TBA

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

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 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
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