Cost of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) project cost $324.5 million. $308 million was spent on spacecraft development, $68.8 million for launch services, and $16.5 million is expected to spent on operations and data analysis.
Double Asteroid Redirection Test costs per fiscal year. Amounts after the current year are official projections. Source: Planetary Science Budget Dataset, compiled by Casey Dreier for The Planetary Society (accessible on Google Sheets or downloadable as an Excel file).
|Spacecraft Development||$308 million|
|Launch Services (Falcon 9)||$68.8 million|
|Prime Mission Operations (~1 year)||$16.5 million|
Raw data available in Planetary Exploration Budget Dataset.
Learn more about DART, NASA's first test of asteroid deflection technology
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test targeted the moon of asteroid Didymos.