NASA’s DART mission:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Context: On November 24, at around 11.50 am (IST), NASA will launch the agency’s first planetary defense test mission named the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). The spacecraft will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.   About DART …

Hera mission

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. Hera mission What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Hera mission- objectives and significance, about Didymos, about DART.   Context: The European Space Agency (ESA) has approved the budget of Hera, the European component of the mission to slam a spacecraft into an asteroid.   What is Hera? Hera is …