What interesting things happening on space and astronomy in year 2022?

What are we going to explore in the field of space and the universe in 2022? Well, we are going to see very exciting missions and results.

First photo from the James Webb telescope, an orbital flight of SpaceX's Starship and NASA's 'planetary defence' DART task crashing into an asteroid.

There may be some of the huge rocket launches in the course of the next three hundred and sixty five days

European Space Agency (ESA) is sending a rover to discover the Martian floor

NASA will crash a spaceship into the moon of an asteroid to try to shift its orbit


From the first images capture by the James Webb space telescope, to a space probe colliding with an asteroid, 2022 is set to be a big year for space missions.

Very large rocket launches will also be a major part of the space landscape in the coming year, including the first orbital test of the SpaceX Starship rocket.

NASA will also test its massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, that will be used to send astronauts to the Moon over the coming decade.

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Roscomos ExoMars mission will also continue in 2022, with the launch of the Rosalind Franklin Rover in September.

In June we will get the first pictures from the James Webb space telescope, although it is unclear what the target will be, beyond 'something visually impressive'.

Then sometime next Autumn, NASA's DART probe will smash into an asteroid to kick it off course - very slightly.