The Agena Target Vehicle was designed to develop and practice orbital rendezvous and docking in space, in preparation for the lunar mission. ...more on Wikipedia about "Agena Target Vehicle"
Don Quijote is a forthcoming unmanned space mission proposed by the European Space Agency which will study the effects of impacting a spacecraft into an asteroid. The mission is intended to test whether a spacecraft could successfully deflect an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. ...more on Wikipedia about "Don Quijote"
The Helios deep space probes were launched in the mid 1970s by the Federal Republic of Germany using NASA launch vehicles. ...more on Wikipedia about "Helios probes"
The Parom (ferry in Russian) is a space tug that has been proposed by RKK Energia. The purpose of this vehicle is to replace the Progress spacecraft, which has flown re-supply missions since 1978. Nikolai Bryukhanov, RKK Energia's deputy general designer, said in mid-May that the Federal Space Agency had received a design for a new space system. According to him, the system's operation principle is completely different to that used by Progress. A launch vehicle first places a Parom reusable inter-orbit "tug" into a 200km orbit or it can. As this spacecraft will not carry any consignments, other rockets will orbit payload containers that will dock with Parom. The tug will then deliver them to the ISS or another orbiter. ...more on Wikipedia about "Parom"
A space probe is an unmanned space mission in which a spacecraft leaves Earth's orbit. The first successful space probe was the Soviet Luna 1, which studied the Moon in 1959. Subsequently, space agencies in the United States, Europe and Japan have flown probes to nearly every planet in the solar system and several asteroids and comets. ...more on Wikipedia about "Space probe"
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