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Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

Spacex to Launch NASA’s Asteroid-Smashing Mission. Which will blast off in June 2021 and this will smash into the asteroid’s moon around October 2022 The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is a spacecraft designed to determine whether an asteroid can be redirected with a high-speed collision. SpaceX will launch the spacecraft toward an asteroid named ..

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NASA to pay SpaceX: To crash a rocket into an asteroid

NASA awarded $69 million to SpaceX to redirect an asteroid. The mission is called DART ”Double Asteroid Redirection Test. It works on Kinetic Impactor technique. The technique is sending a high speed spacecraft to the path of an astronomical object approaching the earth. The asteroid is called Didymos and is to hit the earth by ..

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Japan’s Hayabusa2 to take samples from Ryugu asteroid

The Hayabusa 2 was launched in late 2018 to study the Ryugu asteroid. The mission was to take samples and also monitor the asteroid for a year and a half. It carried 4 small rovers that will investigate the asteroid. Now, the mission has gone a step further to fire a bullet on the asteroid. ..

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International Asteroid Day (IAD) observed on June 30

The International Asteroid Day (IAD) is observed every year on June 30 to raise public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard and to inform the public about the crisis communication actions to be taken at the global level in case of a credible near-Earth object threat. In December 2016, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) ..

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HAMMER Spacecraft

HAMMER stands for Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response. It is a nuclear spacecraft made by a joint venture between NASA, the US National Security Administration and a weapons lab from the US Energy Department. The spacecraft aims to blow any harmful looking asteroids out of the sky before they have a chance to ..

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