SpaceX and NASA will crash a satellite onto an asteroid tomorrow morning at 08:21 a.m. to see if they can affect its course.
As of 2017, NASA is at procedure tests to see if crashing a satellite into an asteroid can change its course, and for that purpose in 2019 he enlisted the help of SpaceX.
Today, SpaceX announced that it has completed a static fire test and aims to start the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) tomorrow, November 23rd.
At 8:21 am Greek time, NASA will "deliberately crash the DART spacecraft into an asteroid to see if this is an effective way changeof its course, in case an Earth-threatening asteroid is discovered in the future," SpaceX said in a tweet.
The static fire test is one of several steps in preparing a missile and checks the performance of the missilemovementς του κινητήρα, μετρώντας πράγματα όπως η πίεση και η θερμοκρασία. Upon completion of this stage, SpaceX and NASA seem to be moving into the next phase.
DART is targeting a binary asteroid, with two bodies called Twin. Gemini B is 160 meters and orbits the larger Gemini A, which is 780 meters in size.
NASA has already identified at least 23 objects that could potentially collide with us in the next 100 years. Finding a defensive strategy is the key to it protection of humanity, if o Armageddon visit us the future.