NASA Unmanned Missions

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  • Explorer Program (1958-2011)

    Explorer Program (1958-2011)
    Explorer I is launched, and the program continues until 2011, sending the first U.S satellite.
  • Pioneer Program (1958-1978)

    Pioneer Program (1958-1978)
    The Pioneer program begins on Aug. 17, 1958 and ends in 1978, some orojects exploring the outer planets and solar system.
  • Echo Project (1960-1964)

    Echo Project (1960-1964)
    The Echo project starts on May 13, 1960 and ends in 1964. This project was the first passive communications satellite experiment.
  • Telstar Project (1962-1963)

    Telstar Project  (1962-1963)
    Consisting of two missions, the Telstar project is meant to be for commercial communication satellites.
  • Mariner Program (1962-1963)

    Mariner Program (1962-1963)
    The Mariner project began in 1962 and ended in 1963, consisting of robotic probes intending to explore Mars, Venus, and Mercury.
  • Surveyor Program (1966-1968)

    Surveyor Program (1966-1968)
    The Surveyor program begins in 1966 and ends in 1968, sending seven spacecraft to the moon to demonstrate the ability of soft landings.
  • Helios Probes (1974-1976)

    Helios Probes (1974-1976)
    The Helios probes are launched into space only a few weeks away from each other, both built for the purpose of studying solar processes.
  • Viking Program

    Viking Program
    The Viking program consists of a pair of space probes sent to Mars—Viking 1 and Viking 2, both in the same year.
  • Voyager Program

    Voyager Program
    The Voyager Project, which consists of two probes, is still active today, exploring the farthest reaches of the solar system.
  • Galileo Probe

    Galileo Probe
    The space craft Galileo is sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons.
  • Hubble Space Telescope

    Hubble Space Telescope
    The Hubble Space Telescope is carried into space, serving as one of the most active telescopes even today.
  • UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite)

    UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite)
    UARS is sent up as a science satellite to study Earth's atmosphere, including the ozone layer.
  • Mars Global Surveyor

    Mars Global Surveyor
    The Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) is sent up to Mars on November 7, using series of high-resolution cameras to explore the surface of Mars.
  • Mars Pathfinder

    Mars Pathfinder
    The Mars Pathfinder, a robotic rover, is sent up to explore the surface of Mars.
  • Mars Exploration Rovers

    Mars Exploration Rovers
    NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER), is launched as a robotic space mission involving two rovers exploring the planet Mars.
  • New Horizons probe

    New Horizons probe
    New Horizons is a NASA robotic spacecraft mission sent to the dwarf planet Pluto. It is the first spacecraft to fly by and study Pluto and its moons, Charon, Nix, and Hydra.
  • Mars Curiosity Rover

    Mars Curiosity Rover
    The robotic Curiosity rover is scheduled to land on Mars in August 2012, where it will search for evidence of past or present life on Mars.
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    Unmanned Missions