Next Spaceflight

Status

Success

DART

Launch Time
Wed Nov 24, 2021 06:21 UTC

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5
SpaceX
Status: Active
Price: $50.0 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

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
132nd successful mission
104th consecutive successful mission

Falcon 9

130th mission
127th successful mission
101st consecutive successful mission