Double Asteroid Redirection Test: The Earth Strikes Back

  title={Double Asteroid Redirection Test: The Earth Strikes Back},
  author={Elena Y. Adams and Daniel J. O’Shaughnessy and Matthew J. Reinhart and Jeremy W. John and Elizabeth A. Congdon and Daniel Gallagher and Elisabeth Abel and Justin Atchison and Z. Fletcher and Michelle Chen and Christopher Heistand and Philip Huang and Evan Smith and Deane E. Sibol and Dmitriy L. Bekker and David J. Carrelli},
  journal={2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference},
The NASA Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is a technology demonstration mission that will test the kinetic impactor technique on a binary near-Earth asteroid system, Didymos. Didymos is an ideal target, since the 780 m primary, Didymos A, is well characterized, and the 163 m secondary, Didymos B, is sufficiently small to allow measurement of the kinetic deflection. Didymos also represents the population of Near Earth Objects that are the asteroids most likely to pose a near-term threat… 

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