An artist’s illustration of NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer mission (LADEE).
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13 New Space Missions to Watch In 2013

by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE Assistant Managing Editor
Date: 31 December 2012 Time: 10:06 AM ET

This year has been a busy one for space missions, and it looks like next year will ramp things up even more.

Though NASA has retired its space shuttles, astronauts and cosmonauts are still launching regularly on Russian rockets to the International Space Station, and will continue to do so. Plus, China is planning another manned docking mission for 2013, and many more countries, such as South Korea, India, Canada and a coalition of European nations, will launch robotic science probes next year.

Here’s a look at 13 notable launches to look out for in the coming year:

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