Asteroid and Ceres Data


The following page contains data sets and tools related to asteroid missions. The IPDA maintains a glossary of agency acronyms. The link will open in a new tab.

Asteroid and Ceres Missions

Mission NameAsteroid EncounteredAgencyDataset Interval or Flyby TimesLocation of Information or Data
NEAR253 MathildeNASAJune 27, 1997NASA PDS/SBN
NASA PDS/GEO
NASA PDS/SBN
NASA PDS/PPI
NEAR-Eros221 ErosNASADecember 23, 1998 – February 23, 2021
Encounter: February 14, 2000 – Feb. 12, 2001
NASA PDS/GEO
NASA PDS/SBN
NASA PDS/PPI
Deep Space 19969 BrailleNASAJuly 29, 1999NASA PDS/SBN
Hayabusa25143 ItokawaJAXAMission Period: May 9, 2003 to June 13, 2010
Rendezvous: September 12, 2005 – November 19, 2005
Dataset Interval: May 2003 to June 2010
Encounter: September 12, 2005 – November 19, 2005
NASA PDS/SBN
JAXA/DARTS
Dawn4 VestaNASAJuly 16, 2011 – September 5, 2012NASA PDS/SBN
NASA PDS/SBN
NASA/IMAGING
Dawn1 CeresNASAMarch 6, 2015 – October 31, 2018NASA PDS/SBN
NASA PDS/SBN
NASA/IMAGING
Hayabusa2162173 RyuguJAXAMission Period: December 3, 2014 to March 22, 2022
Rendezvous: June 27, 2018 to November 12, 2019
Dataset Interval: December 2014 to April 2020
Encounter: June 27, 2018 – November 12, 2019
NASA PDS/SBN
JAXA/DARTS
New HorizonsAsteroid 132524APLNASAJune 10-12, 2006NASA PDS/SBN
OSIRIS-REx162173 BennuNASAAugust 13, 2018 – September 2023
Encounter: December 3, 2018 – May 10, 2021
NASA PDS/SBN
Lucy3 main belt and 7 Trojan AsteriodsNASALaunched to Observed Didymos September 2022NASA PDS/SBN
HST AsteroidsInternational Start April 24 1990NASA PDS/SBN
NEOWISE AsteroidsInternational Start April 24 1990NASA PDS/SBN
DART65803 DidymosNASAImpact September 2022NASA PDS/SBN
NEA ScoutAsteroid 2020 GENASALaunched November 16, 2022NASA
JanusNear Earth AsteroidsNASAPostponed IndefinitelyNASA
Psyche16 PsycheNASAOctober 13, 2023NASA
Destiny+ missionPhaetonISAS/JAXALaunch in 2024JAXA
NEO SurveyorNASALaunch in 2028NASA/JPL

Non-Asteroid Missions with Asteroid Data

Mission NameAsteroid EncounteredAgencyFlyby TimesLocation of Information or Data
Galileo951 Gaspra & DactylNASAOctober 29, 1991NASA PDS/ATM
NASA PDS/PPI
Galileo243 IdaNASAAugust 28, 1993NASA PDS/ATM
NASA PDS/PPI
Rosetta2867 SteinsNASASeptember 5, 2008ESA/PSA
ESA News
NASA PDS/SBN
Cassini2685 MasurskyNASAJanuary 30, 2000NASA/JPL
NASA PDS/ATM
Rosetta21 LutetiaESAJuly 10, 2010ESA/PSA
ESA News
NASA PDS/SBN
Stardust5535 AnnefrankNASANovember 2, 2002
Flyby time: November 1, 2002
NASA PDS/SBN
MSXMultiple AsteroidsNASANASA PDS/SBN
IRASMultiple AsteroidsNASANASA PDS/SBN

Additional Asteroid Data Sets and Tools

Product NameAgencyLocation of Information or Data
PDS/SBN Ferret toolNASANASA PDS/SBN
Small Bodies Image BrowserNASANASA PDS/SBN
Vesta TrekNASANASA/JPL
Bennu TrekNASANASA/JPL
Ceres TrekNASANASA/JPL
Ryugu TrekNASANASA/JPL
Navigation and Related Observation GeometryNASANASA PDS/NAIF
PILOTNASAUSGS
SBMTNASANASA PDS/SBN
MPC SBN AnnexNASANASA APL