posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 09:44 AM
reply to post by Perfect stranger
A few specific ones I can think of off the top of my head would be:
, which was orbiting the asteroid Vesta, but has since moved on toward the asteroid Ceres.
(as you mentioned), which is on its to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in a couple of months.
- New Horizons
is currently on its way to Pluto.
, which is on its way to Jupiter
- Deep Space 1
was a test-bed for ion drive technology. It has completed its specific mission years ago, but remains active and able to resume
operation for a new mission, if desired.
is currently orbiting Saturn
solar observatories, which are in solar orbit (away from Earth).
- India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)
(also known as Mangalyaan
) is currently on its way to Mars.
- Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
, Mars Global Surveyor
, and ESA's Mars Express
are three spacecraft currently in operation in orbit
- ESA's Venus Express
is currently in operation around Venus
, which is currently studying the planet Mercury
- The Kepler
space telescope, which is in solar orbit away from the earth
There are more, as in the links that others have posted.
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