Andrew Jones is a contributing editor for The Planetary Society. He is a Finland-based journalist who covers China's space program. His Twitter account is @AJ_FI.
China plans to select one of two Jupiter mission concepts that would launch in 2029 and arrive in 2035.
The mission includes a flyby of Neptune and measurements of the heliosphere, the electrically charged gas bubble surrounding our solar system
Don’t worry, this was a planned end for a tiny satellite that has been a huge success.
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