NASA will launch the Dragonfly mission in 2028 to study Titan, one of Saturn's moons

The American space agency, NASA has confirmed that the Dragonfly mission to Titana moon of Saturn rich in organic matter will be launched in July 2028.

From now on, the mission team has four years to finalize the final design of the shipbuild it and test its scientific instruments.

The announcement was made this week by the associate administrator of the NASA Science Mission DirectorateNicky Fox, who stressed that “Dragonfly is a spectacular scientific mission with broad interest from the community. Exploring Titan will push the limits of what we can do with helicopters outside of Earth”.

The mission, which will cost $3.35 billionwas initially scheduled for 2026, but has been delayed by two years due to budget restrictions and additional costs caused by the covid-19 pandemic.