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  MISSION INFORMATION
 
 NASA released a summary on May 15. 2006, of the findings about why its Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology spacecraft did not complete its mission and collided with the intended rendezvous satellite on April 15, 2005.

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  MISSIONS NEWS
 
 04.16.05 - On Orbit Anomaly Ends DART Mission Early
The Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology (DART) spacecraft that was successfully launched Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., experienced an on orbit anomaly late Friday.
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 04.15.05 - DART Successfully Launched April 15
The Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology (DART) spacecraft has successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
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 04.11.05 - DART Spacecraft to Launch on Pegasus XL Rocket April 15
NASA's Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology to launch during a 7-minute launch window which extends from 10:21:49 - 10:28:49 a.m. PDT.
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 03.25.05 - NASA Announces Launch Date and Press Conference
NASA's DART spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 1:25 p.m. EDT, April 15 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
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 11.08.04 - NASA's DART Launch Postponed
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 11.04.04 - New DART Launch Date Announced
NASA has rescheduled the Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology (DART) spacecraft launch for Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004.
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 10.28.04 - DART Launch Rescheduled
NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp. have postponed today's launch of the Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology spacecraft to no earlier than November 4.
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 10.27.04 - NASA Sets New DART Launch Date
NASA announced Thursday is the next launch attempt for the Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology (DART) spacecraft.
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 10.26.04 - DART Launch Postponed
NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp. have postponed today's launch of the Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology spacecraft.
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 10.18.04 - NASA Announces Dart Launch Schedule
Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology spacecraft is scheduled to launch Oct. 26, at 2:13 p.m. EDT, from VAFB, Calif.
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 09.30.04 - Spacecraft Moves Closer to Fall Launch
The Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology flight demonstrator launch is scheduled for October 26.
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 07.14.04 - Autonomous Rendezvous Spacecraft
Arriving at Vandenberg, the flight demonstrator will help prove technologies to locate and maneuver near an orbiting satellite.
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  MEDIA RESOURCES 
 
 DART Press Kit:
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DART Fact Sheet:
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ELV Status Reports:
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  MEDIA CONTACTS 
 
 Members of the media, for
additional information please
contact one of the following:

Michael Braukus
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
Policy/Program Management
202-358-1979
Michael.Braukus
@hq.nasa.gov


Kim Newton
NASA Marshall Space
Flight Center
Huntsville, AL
Program Management
256-544-0371
Kimberly.D.Newton
@msfc.nasa.gov


George Diller
NASA John F. Kennedy
Space Center
Cape Canaveral, FL
Launch Operations
321-867-2468
George.H.Diller
@nasa.gov


Barron Beneski
Orbital Sciences Corporation
Dulles, VA
Space Vehicle & Payload
703-406-5000
Beneski.Barron
@orbital.com


 


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