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NASA’s Artemis 1 mission will carry an asteroid-bound solar sail

NASA’s coming megarocket launch isn’t just going to the moon, it’s going far beyond that — some of its secondary payloads far, far beyond. 

The primary goal of the Artemis 1 mission is the first integrated test of NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion capsule, but 10 cubesats will also be hitching a ride to space. And one of them is headed for an asteroid.

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