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NASA plans to shoot down the asteroid’s orbit

NASA планирует сбить астероид с орбитыDidymo will be held at the distance of 10.9 million km from Earth.

Experts from NASA and the applied physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University intend in 2021 to send a spacecraft to the asteroid 65803 double Didymo to change its orbit. A special probe DART will crash into the smaller of the objects Didymos B.

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Window to run the unit weight 555 kg will open in July 2021. In 2022 he will succeed in developing to this point the rate of 24 thousand km/h. Now NASA collision model, to determine the optimum angle of impact and the impact of the collision.

65803 Didymo will be held at the distance of 10.9 million km from Earth in October 2022, reports TASS.

Earlier News.ru wrote that according to the us space Agency NASA, the smell of alcohol during a test flight of Dragon spacecraft-2 was due to the increase in concentration of isopropyl fuel in the atmosphere of the International space station (ISS). The experts noted that this was not a significant incident.

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