NASA to Launch DART Planetary Defense Mission November 23 Written 6 October 2021


Illustration of the DART spacecraft with the Roll Out Solar Arrays (ROSA) extended. | Credit: NASA

CNN reports that NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will “lift off at 10:20 p.m. PT on November 23 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.” After launching in November, “NASA will test its asteroid deflection technology in September 2022 to see how it impacts the motion of a near-Earth asteroid in space.” The Daily Mail (UK) reports that NASA “said on Monday that its mission to deflect an asteroid in deep space using a spacecraft is targeting a late November launch.”
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