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The Double Asteroid Redirect Test (DART) mission sucessfully impacted asteroid Dimorphos on 26 September at 23:14 UT (7:14 p.m. EDT). For more, see the APL Press Release

The CAPSTONE lunar mission developed an anomalous spin at the end of a trajectory correction maneuver on September 8. The spacecraft is in stable configuration and ground controllers are working to correct the problem.

On 16 October, the Lucy mission will make its first Earth flyby on its way to visit the Trojan asteroids.

This Day in Planetary and Lunar Exploration History

1959
First photos of Earth from orbit released, taken by Explorer 6.
1971
Launch of Luna 19 orbiter to the Moon.

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