NASA needed a way to collect samples without the hassle of sending people to space, or using small technologically advanced robots, known as rovers. They have now created a simple way to collect samples using a small satellite that will study the formation and evolutionary implications for small “rubble pile” asteroids. Two other SIMPLEx-2 concepts, Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers (EscaPADE) and Lunar Trailblazer, are still in formulation. Lunar Trailblazer’s KDP-C is scheduled for this November, and EscaPADEs is scheduled for April 2021.Passing KDP-C means that the mission received agency-level approval for the Janus team to begin final design of hardware. The decision point also establishes the mission’s official schedule and budget. The mission will cost less than $55 million.