NASA plans to alter an asteroid’s orbit on Sept. 26, 2022. At this time, neither the large binary asteroid Didymos nor its moon Dimorphos pose a threat to Earth

NASA will, however, complete the world’s first full-scale planetary defense mission by crashing a 1,340-pound (610-kilogram) probe into Didymos’ moon at a speed of approximately 14,000 mph (22,500 kph) as a proof of concept.

DART spacecraft collided with Dimorphos and stopped sending images back to Earth.