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Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

Planetary defense mechanism demonstration and test to be carried out in 2021

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.  The DART mission is in Phase C, led by APL and managed under NASA’s Solar System Exploration Program at Marshall Space Flight Center for NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office and the Science Mission Directorate’s Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. 

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See also: Institute NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Details last updated 03-Apr-2020

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