The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART): Planetary Defense Investigations and Requirements

@article{Rivkin2021TheDA,
  title={The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART): Planetary Defense Investigations and Requirements},
  author={Andrew S. Rivkin and Nancy L. Chabot and Angela M. Stickle and Cristina A. Thomas and Derek C. Richardson and Olivier S. Barnouin and Eugene Fahnestock and Carolyn M. Ernst and Andrew F. Cheng and Steven R. Chesley and Shantanu P. Naidu and Thomas S. Statler and Brent W. Barbee and Harrison F. Agrusa and Nicholas A. Moskovitz and R. Terik Daly and Petr Pravec and Petr Scheirich and Elisabetta Dotto and Vincenzo Della Corte and Patrick Michel and Michael K{\"u}ppers and Justin Atchison and Masatoshi Hirabayashi},
  journal={The Planetary Science Journal},
  year={2021},
  volume={2}
}
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is a Planetary Defense mission, designed to demonstrate the kinetic impactor technique on (65803) Didymos I Dimorphos, the secondary of the (65803) Didymos system. DART has four level 1 requirements to meet in order to declare mission success: (1) impact Dimorphos between 2022 September 25 and October 2, (2) cause at least a 73 s change in its binary orbit period via the impact, (3) measure the change in binary period to an uncertainty of 7.3 s or… 

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