The only mission of its kind, DART is focused solely on testing techniques and technologies that could be used to enable future planetary defense missions and protect Earth from a dangerous asteroid impact.
Redwire is providing critical navigation and power-generation capabilities that will enable DART to accomplish its mission.
November 24, 2021
DART Spacecraft Launches
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft launches on a Falcon 9 rocket at 1:21 am EST.
November 24, 2021
Roll-Out Solar Arrays (ROSA) Deploy
DART’s Roll-Out Solar Arrays deploy, ready to supply power to the spacecraft for the duration of the mission.
DART Highlights @RedwireSpace
The #DARTMission will be powered by two roll-out solar arrays (ROSA).— Redwire Space (@RedwireSpace) November 20, 2021
The arrays are:
📏 28ft long each
🔋 6.5kw of power combined
These arrays will power the spacecraft on its mission to asteroid Didymos + moonlet Dimorphos, where it will crash to adjust the asteroid's orbit. pic.twitter.com/zH7c3N1rJN
Today's successful ROSA depoyment aboard the #DARTMission is a historic mission milestone for both @NASA + Redwire: It was the first time ROSA was deployed autonomously aboard a spacecraft in space.— Redwire Space (@RedwireSpace) November 24, 2021
Hear from Redwire's Pete Barker as he explains development of the solar arrays: pic.twitter.com/fKj06fh3uF
Say hello to our #DARTMission patch!— Redwire Space (@RedwireSpace) November 19, 2021
Planetary defense against asteroids has inspired video games for generations. We brought in nostalgia with this mission patch, inspired by retro asteroid games 👾 while highlighting our tech that supports this historic mission. pic.twitter.com/XLtQ1IvziE
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