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
Total$324.5 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 will target the moon of asteroid Didymos.