Less than a day remains until the start of one of the most important missions in human history. However, not much is known about her, although her screenplay is a source of inspiration for a number of Hollywood movies. The DART probe will take off in the early hours of November 24. In less than a year, it will collide with an asteroid to divert it from its trajectory.
DART will take aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. The probe is expected to reach the asteroid Didymos in September 2022. The collision is scheduled for October 2, 2022.
The goal of DART is to reach the system and crash into the smaller Dimorphos. This will slow down its rotation speed, destabilizing the entire system. The trajectory of the object is expected to change.