Missions to Asteroids & Comets

Hayabusa 2
December 3, 2014 | JAXA | Hayabusa 2 Website | Paper modelWikipedia

Targeting asteroid 1999 JU3  and is expected to reach it in July 2018. It’s planned to return to Earth in December 2020.

Dawn
September 27, 2007 | NASA | Dawn website (JPL) | Paper modelWikipedia

The target for the Dawn probe was Vesta and Ceres. Dawn reached Vesta orbit July 16, 2011. It reached Ceres orbit March 6, 2015. It’s still in Ceres orbit.

Deep Impact / EPOXI

January 12, 2005 | NASA | Deep Impact website | Paper modelWikipedia
EPOXI | EPOXI website | Wikipedia

Primary mission was comet Tempel 1 (9P/Tempel). Deep Impact reached Tempel 1 on July 4, 2005. It released an impactor to study crater and debris. It was given a new mission, EPOXI, to study extra solar planets and comet Harley 2 (103P/Hartley). It flew by Hartley 2 November 25, 2010. EPOXI team loses contact with the probe in 2013. NASA declares the probe lost September 19, 2013.

Rosetta
Mars 2, 2004 | ESA | Rosetta website | Wikipedia
Philea lander module | Wikipedia

Rosetta has on its way to its target, the comet 67P/Churumov-Gerasimenka (67P), performed a flyby of Mars and the asteroids 21 Lutetia and 2867 Šteins. On November 12 2014 the lander module Philae landed on comet 67P.
Status: Success

Hayabusa
May 9, 2003 | JAXA | Hayabusa website | Wikipedia
Hayabusa set of to near-Earth asteroid 25143 Itokawa to collect material sample. The probe reached the asteroid in September 2005. It landed on the asteroid in November. Hayabusa also carried a mainlander called MINERVA. It failed to reach the surface. Hayabusa returned to Earth with it samples in June 2010. The probe was initially called MUSES-C.

CONTOUR
July 3, 2003 | NASA | Wikipedia

Target: Comet Encke. Part of NASA’s Discovery Program (Wikipedia). Status: Failure

Stardust
February 7, 1999 | NASA | Stardust webpage | Paper modelWikipedia
NExT | NExT webpage

NEAR Shoemaker
February 17, 1996 | NASA | NEAR Website | Wikipedia

Target: 433 Eros. The mission ended on February 12, 2001 by NEAR touching down on 433 Eros.

Giotto
July 2, 1985 | ESA | Giotto website | Wikipedia