NASA sets April 15 for DART launch date

Posted on Sunday, Apr 03 2005 @ 02:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NASA set April 15 as the launch date for its first robotic spacecraft that will interact with other satellites without any human intervention.
If all goes as planned, the DART spacecraft short for Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology will soar into space off the California coast, catch up with an orbiting Pentagon satellite and maneuver around it, making close approaches and moving away.
More information about DART at ABC News


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