Nasa launches spacecraft that will crash into asteroid to test Earth’s defence – The National

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  • Date: 24-Nov-2021
  • Source: The National
  • Sector: Defense
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Nasa launches spacecraft that will crash into asteroid to test Earth’s defence – The National

Nasa has launched a spacecraft that will intentionally crash into an asteroid to test the Earth’s defence against any future threats.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from California’s Vandenberg Space Launch Complex at 10.20am, Dubai time, on Wednesday, carrying the Dart (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) spacecraft.

At 10.27am, the payload fairing carrying the spacecraft successfully separated from the rocket. At 11.16am, the spacecraft separated, beginning an 11-month journey to the Didymos asteroid system.

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