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The DART spacecraft is nearly 6 feet long, 3 feet in diameter and weighs about 800 pounds including fuel.


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Launch Team:
The Kennedy Space Center's Launch Services Program will support the DART mission.

On launch day the team will assemble in the Launch Vehicle Data Center and the Mission Director's Center about 3 to 4 hours before the launch.

The NASA launch manager (NLM) will be the highest authority during the launch of the mission and will provide NASA's "Go/No-Go" decision to the Mission Director.

Before launch the NLM will check with the launch team to make sure all the launch criteria are being met and that the Pegasus vehicle and payload are ready to go.
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NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center manages the DART Spacecraft and developed the Advanced Video Guidance Sensor (AVGS) onboard DART.
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DART was designed and developed for NASA by Orbital Sciences Corporation. The DART spacecraft will be launched on a Pegasus launch vehicle.
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