written by robert lea, on april 17th, 2023

who: NASA, Japan

what: a mission to collect the 1st samples of mars moon phobos.

when: currently scheduled to launch toward Mars in 2024 and enter orbit around the planet in 2025

where: It will visit both moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, but only land on Phobos, the bigger of the two Martian satellites.

interesting paragraph: (sub heading) “the u.s. agency will provide 2 instruments on japan’s martian moons exploration mission to collect samples of the mars moon phobos.”

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