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Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology Press Kit April 2005

Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology Press Kit April 2005

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
Demonstration of AutonomousRendezvous Technology
Press KitApril 2005
 
 
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Media Contacts
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Michael BraukusNASA HeadquartersWashington, D.C.Policy/Program Management202/358-1979michael.braukus@hq.nasa.gov Kim NewtonNASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, ALProgram Management256/544-0371Kimberly.d.newton@msfc.nasa.gov George Diller NASA Kennedy Space Center Cape Canaveral, FLLaunch Operations321/867-2468george.h.diller@nasa.gov Barron BeneskiOrbital Sciences CorporationDulles, VASpace Vehicle & Payload703/406-5000Beneski.barron@orbital.com
 
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Contents___________________________ 
Fact Sheet ……………………………………………………………………….. 4Media Services Information…………………………………………………… 6Launch site & vehicle………………………………………………………….. 7Launch period…………………………………………………………………… 7Daily Launch time………………………………………………………………. 7DART Quick Facts……………………………………………………………… 8DART spacecraft ………………………………………………………………. 9The target vehicle ……………………………………………………………..11DART key technologies ……………………………………………………...14The MissionOverview…………………………………………………………………18Mission Operations…………………………………………………… 21Mission Timeline Summary…………………………………………. 23Timeline-Proximity Operations………………………………………24Launch & early orbit phase………………………………………….. 25Rendezvous phase……………………………………………………. 27Proximity operations phase…………………………………………. 28Retirement phase……………………………………………………… 30Future applications of DART………………………………………………… 32

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