In the upcoming week, China will be sending its first three taikonauts to the new Chinese Space Station. They are set to blast off on Thursday morning aboard the Shenzhou 12 spacecraft.
This week we will see SpaceX and OneWeb orbit more satellites that will beam internet connectivity back to Earth. China also re-attempt its Tianzhou-2 supply mission to the Chinese Space Station.
There are several rocket launches this week from the United Launch Alliance, the CNSA, and possibly Northrop Grumman. The ULA will carry a missile early warning satellite into orbit for the U.S.
China has successfully landed its first rover on the Martian surface. The Zhurong rover touched down in the Utopia Planitia region where it will conduct experiments on Martian rocks.
This week is packed full of rocket launches among which China will launch the first module of its space station. The Chinese Space Station could receive three taikonauts as soon as June.
There are four planned rocket launches this week, two from SpaceX, one from Rocket Lab, and another from the Chinese National Space Administration. Rocket Lab's mission was delayed from last week.
The Russian and Chinese governments are set to sign a new deal pertaining to space exploration in October. The agreement will cover matters such as lunar and deep space exploration.