Double Asteroid Redirection Test

What is DART?

DART is the first-ever mission dedicated to investigating and demonstrating one method of asteroid deflection by changing an asteroid’s motion in space through kinetic impact.

Goals Demonstrate asteroid deflection with a kinetic impactor
Launch 10:21 p.m. PST, Nov. 23, 2021, (1:21 a.m. EST, Nov. 24), aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California
Science Targets Asteroid Didymos and its moonlet Dimorphos
Type Impact
Funding
Agency
NASA
Related Websites DART Mission Website
NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office
NASA Space Science DATA Coordinated Archive: DART
DART Launches
NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, lifts off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 1:21 a.m. ET on Nov. 24, 2021. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls | Full image and caption

DART Mission Website

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