In a June 3, 2019 NBC Nightly News feature on NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission, scientists from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) were interviewed sitting in front of an Unholtz-Dickie T1000 shaker. APL uses their UD shakers, including a massive T4000, to test high profile space, defense and research projects. Watch the video below:
NASA's first planetary defense mission, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), has been slated for a June 2021 launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The mission, led by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, will be the first to demonstrate the kinetic impactor technique, which involves slamming a spacecraft into an asteroid at high speed to shift it off course.
Here are some more photos of UD shakers in use at APL: