2020 in science and technology
A number of significant scientific events are scheduled to occur in 2020.
Predicted and scheduled events
- ESA's ExoMars rover will be launched to Mars.
- Planned launch of NASA's Mars 2020 mission to study the habitability of Mars and prepare for future human missions.
- Planned initial observations by the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope.
- Several new rockets have planned maiden flights in 2020 in a race to lower launch costs: New Glenn, Vulcan, Ariane 6, H3 and first orbital flights of SpaceX Starship.
- Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant will become operational, the largest waste to energy (WET) power plant in the world.
- Japan will host a Robot Olympics.
- Waymo, the first self-driving cars in ride-hailing services will be available in 2020
- The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is expected to achieve first light in 2020.
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- Henry, Caleb (12 March 2018). "SpaceX's Shotwell: BFR will probably be orbital in 2020, but you should start seeing hops in 2019. (Grasshopper reference?)". Retrieved 18 March 2018.
- "New plant will see that Shenzhen's refuse doesn't go to waste". newatlas.com.
- "Japan announces 'Robot Olympics' to coincide with 2020 Tokyo summer games". inews.co.uk.
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