The last two weeks have seen a number of articles and press releases on future planetary exploration. The big news was that NASA’s managers are proposing a fast track Mars sample return mission for the mid-2020s. Numerous articles were written; I’ve listed several that I thought were among the best I saw.
You might also want to check out Leonard David’s story, Beating Curiosity, on the technical enhancements that will enable the Mars 2020 rover mission.
For fans of Titan exploration, there’s now a website for the proposed Dragonfly rotocraft and an article on the proposed Oceanus orbiter.
Several other articles discuss other plans and proposals to explore the planets.
By Leonard David|September 2017
A future comes into focus for the Mars Exploration Program
Casey Dreier • August 31, 2017
NASA studies mission to return samples from Mars by end of 2020s
NASA considers kicking Mars sample return into high gear
Jason Davis • August 28, 2017
NASA's Next Mars Mission to Investigate Interior of Red Planet
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Proposed Orbiter Could Probe the Ocean Beneath Saturn's Moon Titan
August 24th, 2017
APL proposes Dragonfly mission to explore potential habitable sites on Saturn's largest moon
A clockwork rover for Venus
NASA studies CubeSat mission to solve Venusian mystery
Rounding out the field