NASA crashes DART spacecraft into asteroid in historic test

LAUREL, Md. — For the first time in history, a spacecraft from Earth has crashed into an asteroid to test a way to save our planet from extinction. The spacecraft, NASA’s Double Asteroid Rendezvous Test (DART) probe, slammed into a small asteroid 7 million miles (11 million kilometers) from Earth tonight (Sept. 26) in what … Read more

NASA spacecraft on track for asteroid deflection experiment – ​​Spaceflight Now

Artist’s concept of the DART spacecraft, with its LICIACube ride along spacecraft, approaching asteroids Didymos and Dimorphos. Credit: NASA A NASA spacecraft is aiming to slam into a stadium-size asteroid at more than 14,000 mph Monday in a planetary defense experiment to test a that could be used in the future to divert threatening asteroids … Read more

NASA spacecraft closes in on asteroid for head-on collision

This illustration made available by Johns Hopkins APL and NASA depicts NASA’s DART probe, foreground right, and Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube, bottom right, at the Didymos system before impact with the asteroid Dimorphos, left. DART is expected to zero in on the asteroid Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, intent on slamming it head-on at 14,000 … Read more

What time will NASA’s DART spacecraft hit an asteroid on Sept. 26?

A NASA spacecraft will soon make history when it crashes into an asteroid in the world’s first planetary defense test. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART asteroid mission, will slam a spacecraft into the tiny moon of the asteroid Didymos on Monday, Sept. 26with the impact set at 7:14 pm EDT (2314 GMT). If … Read more

Revealing spacecraft geometry effects on impact simulations for NASA’s DART mission

The same DART spacecraft impact can result in very different craters on Dimorphos depending on what the asteroid material is like. The crater on the left is the result if Dimorphos is composed of strong rocky material, while the much larger crater shown on the right could occur if the Dimorphos is made up of … Read more

Lunar mining and moon land claims fall into a gray area of ​​international law, but the negotiations are underway to avoid conflict and damage to spacecraft

Making territorial claims in space is illegal under international law. (Image credit: NASA/Neil Armstrong) This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The contributed the article to’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Michelle LD Hanlon (opens in new tab)Professor of Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi It’s been 50 … Read more

A centered error entropy-based sigma-point Kalman filter for spacecraft state estimation with non-Gaussian noise

Space: Science & Technology” width=”800″ height=”450″/> Infographic for centered error entropy-based sigma-point kalman filter for spacecraft state estimation with non-gaussian noise. Credit: Space: Science & Technology A spacecraft attitude kinematics model, attitude measurement model, and filter algorithm are three important parts in spacecraft attitude determination, and a high-precision filtering algorithm is the key to attitude … Read more

NASA, Boeing target February for first crew flight on Starliner spacecraft – Spaceflight Now

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft approaches the International Space Station for docking May 20 on the unpiloted Orbital Flight Test-2 mission. Credit: NASA NASA and Boeing have penciled a launch date in February for the first piloted test flight of the Starliner commercial crew capsule, allowing time to implement fixes on the spacecraft after an unpiloted demo … Read more

NASA’s Orion spacecraft faces test for moon flight and deep space

Humanity is preparing to journey further into space than ever before. Humankind will be returning to the moon, and eventually, setting foot on Mars for the first time. These next steps in crewed space exploration are part of the Artemis mission. And a key component of this mission is the crew vehicle, the Orion spacecraft, … Read more

Three mannequins installed on Orion spacecraft for flight around the moon – Spaceflight Now

One of the three mannequins on the Artemis 1 mission, dubbed “Commander Moonikin Campos,” is shown inside he Orion crew module in this Aug. 3 photo. Credit: NASA/Frank Michaux Three instrumented mannequins strapped into seats on NASA’s Orion spacecraft awaiting liftoff on the first flight of the huge Space Launch System rocket will help engineers … Read more