2021-11-25

NASA’s “satellite missile” has been launched into SpaceX for the first planetary defense test mission

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at 1:21 EDT on Wednesday (14:21 Beijing time on Wednesday), the Falcon 9 carrier rocket took off from the slc-4e launch pad of Vandenberg Air Force base, California. This is the third launch of the first stage booster of the rocket, which was previously used in sentinel-6a satellite mission and “star chain” satellite mission. After the separation of the first stage rocket, it will land on the “of course, I still love you” unmanned ship in the Pacific Ocean

NASA’s “satellite missile” has been launched into SpaceX for the first planetary defense test mission

at the top of the rocket is the dart spacecraft

dart is the first planetary defense test mission of mankind, which aims to observe whether deliberately bumping the spacecraft into an asteroid can effectively change its orbit if an asteroid threatening the earth is found in the future