The mission costs $69 million.
NASAs Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center in Florida will manage the SpaceX launch service.
The announcement marks yet another achievement for Musk's firm in just a few days; on Thursday, SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy for the second time ever, logging the huge rocket's first commercial mission.
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The mission of DART is to smash a satellite into the Didymos asteroid's small moon in order to deflect it off its orbit.
The potential for an asteroid apocalypse scenario has NASA concerned enough to create the DART mission, a project that sounds straight out of a sci-fi action movie. "This award underscores NASA's confidence in Falcon 9's capability to perform critical science missions while providing the best launch value in the industry".
Telescopes here on Earth will keep watch to document how the collision will affect the smaller asteroid and its orbit around the 2,540-foot-wide (775 meter-wide) Didymos. The mission is directed by NASA to the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory with support from NASA centers such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Goddard Space Flight Center, and Johnson Space Center. The DART spacecraft will achieve the kinetic impact by deliberately crashing itself into the Didymoon at a speed of approximately 6 kilometers per second (3.7 miles per second), with the aid of an onboard camera and sophisticated autonomous navigation software.
NASA plans to intercept Didymos when it's within 11 million kilometres (7 million miles) of our planet - in comparison, the moon is 240,000 miles and the sun is 93 million miles away. The planned DART launch will happen in June 2021 using a Falcon 9 rocket, with the launch taking place at Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base.