I recently came across this really great infographic with the space events of 2015. This list is of course not exhaustive and some things may change their date (it’s still just January), but it’s a pretty good reference. Check it out:
So, the main events are:
- Atlas V MUOS 3 Rocket Launch
- 2015 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium Jan 27 – 29 (Streaming Live)
- Launch is 9 FEB SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch of the DSCOVR observatory (Streaming Live)
- ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) Launch
- After 7.5 years, NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft arrives Ceres
- Total Solar Eclipse
- Two Astronauts Spend A Year In Space on ISS
- NASA’s MESSENGER Mission will end, sending the probe crashing into Mercury
- Atlas V rocket launches NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission (Launch Date TBD)
- Rocket Launch: Delta IV | Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-9 (MARCH, TBD)
- Yuri’s Night 2015 -The World Space Party
- Hubble Telescope Turns 25!
- Air Force X-37B Space Plane Launches 4th Secret Mission
- SpaceX Rocket Launch: Falcon 9 | SpaceX CRS-7 (DATE – JUN TBD)
- Rocket Launch: Atlas V | Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-10 (JUNE, TBD)
- NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft passes Pluto after nearly 10 years of space travel
- Curiosity’s 3rd Anniversary on Mars!
- Perseid Meteor Shower (Peak)
- ESA’s Rosetta Spacecraft Accompanies Comet in Their Closest Approach to the Sun
- Possible Taurid ‘Fireball’ Sightings November 5 – 12
- The Geminid Meteor Showers of 2015 Dec 13 & 14]
Edit: here’s a version with the inverted colors, for those who want to print it and not waste a ton of ink:
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