NASA's Dart mission successfully tested

NASA's Dart mission successfully tested

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Category : Science and Tech Published on: September 29 2022

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  • A NASA spacecraft has changed the orbit of the asteroid Dimorphos heading towards Earth as part of the Dart mission.
  • The DART mission, or the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, launched 10 months ago (24 November 2021).
  • Dimorphos is a small asteroid moonlet orbiting the near-Earth asteroid Didymos.
  • Mission control at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland.
  • DART stands for Double Asteroid Redirection Test.
  • The $325 million DART mission was launched into orbit on November 24, 2021, from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
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