What will DS1 do on its mission?
Everything in space is constantly moving. The original launch date put DS1 on a path past certain objects in space. The fact that the launch date was changed means that the objects that were to be visited by DS1 in space will no longer be in the same locations or be able to be visited by DS1. New targets were substituted.
How does NASA run space missions?
What was DS1's original mission?
What will happen to DS1 after its done all of its objectives?
How long will DS1's mission take?
What is the difference between DS1 and NASA's autonomous spacecraft?
How do scientists know what the path of an object in space will be?
How do objects in space travel?
How is NASA overseeing the DS1 mission?
Why do space missions take so long?
How does DS1's mission compare to other space missions?
Why are we testing new technologies on DS1?