In 2023, space missions explored the moon, asteroids and more

This year’s highlights include India’s first successful lunar landing

A photograph of India's Vikram lander on the moon's surface

In August, the Pragyan rover, part of India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission to the moon, captured this image of the Vikram lander on the lunar surface.


To the moon, asteroids and beyond, robotic explorers racked up the mileage in 2023. Here’s the latest status of space missions that made headlines this year.

Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer

April 14: The European Space Agency launched the Juice mission.