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Ceres Polar Lander (CPL) is a proposed lander mission to Ceres that may probe life.[1] It could prepare in parallel the next step beyond the upcoming Europa Jupiter System Mission and Titan Saturn System Mission. This idea is to build a low-cost mission using reliable existing technology to complement other larger missions.

It will take about four years to reach Ceres, assuming a launch by a Soyuz rocket.[2]

A manned mission to Ceres has also been designed.[3]
References

"New Lander Could Probe Dwarf Planet Ceres For Life". Space.com. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
"Ceres becoming large interest for probe lander mission - Health & Science". Baltimore Sun Talk Forums. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
"Manned Mission to Largest Known Asteroid Planned". news.nationalgeographic.com. 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2016-01-18.


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