Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission.

Sandhi Yudha

Well-Known Member
DART is a planetary defense-driven test of technologies for preventing an impact of Earth by a hazardous asteroid. DART will be the first demonstration of the kinetic impactor technique to change the motion of an asteroid in space.

DART’s target is actually a twin asteroid/planetoïde: Didymos (780 m in diameter) and Dimorphos (160 m in diameter) , and DART will impact on the smaller one. Both are NOT a threat to Earth.

The launch of the 70-meter tall Falcon 9 rocket is poised for takeoff from Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, today at 10:21:02 p.m. PST on Nov. 23 (1:21:02 a.m. EST; 0621:02 GMT on Nov. 24).

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