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Status

Success

DART

Launch Time
Wed Nov 24, 2021 06:21 UTC

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5
SpaceX
Status: Active
Price: $67.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 7,607 kN
Payload to LEO: 22,800 kg
Payload to GTO: 8,300 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 70.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.2 m
Fairing Height: 13.0 m

Vehicles

B1063

Flight #3
Of Course I Still Love You
181 day turnaround
106th Falcon recovery attempt
94th successful Falcon recovery attempt
21st consecutive successful Falcon recovery

Mission Details

DART

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is the first-ever mission to demonstrate the capability to deflect an asteroid by colliding a spacecraft with it at high speed – a technique known as a kinetic impactor.

The satellite will also carry LICIACube, a CubeSat that will be released shortly before the impact to provide data and imagery to verify the effects of DART's impact on the binary asteroids.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 500 kg
Heliocentric Orbit

Location

SLC-4E, Vandenberg SFB, California, USA

Stats

2021

117th orbital launch attempt

SpaceX

138th mission
26th mission of 2021
132nd successful mission
104th consecutive successful mission

Falcon 9

130th mission
26th mission of 2021
127th successful mission
101st consecutive successful mission