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Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is the first space mission that will demonstrate the kinetic effects of crashing an impactor spacecraft into an asteroid moon for planetary defense purposes. The mission is intended to test whether a spacecraft impact could successfully deflect an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. The target of the mission is a binary Near-Earth asteroid 65803 Didymos. DART is a joint project between NASA and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), and it is being developed under the auspices of NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office. The technology goals of NASA's DART include: measure asteroid deflection to within 10%; return high resolution images of target prior to impact; autonomous guidance with proportional navigation to hit the center of 150 meter target body. DART is planned to intercept the secondary member of Didymos binary system, called Didymoon, in October 2022.

The SBN is the lead PDS node to archive the DART mission data.

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