NASA’S First Planetary Defense Test Mission

In November 2021, NASA sent a spacecraft to deep space to test a scenario : could we protect our planet from an asteroid impact? This space mission, named DART for Double Asteroid Redirection Test, is the first of its kind. In September,  DART will arrive at its destination and help test planetary protection measures.

DART will impact an asteroid named Dimorphos on September 26, 2022. Unistellar proposes different observations for Citizen Astronomers with their telescopes to follow this journey. Read our articles below to learn more about this Planetary Defense mission and how you can help scientists from your backyard.