DAWN

Dawn_logo.jpg MISSION SUMMARY
Mission: DAWN
Launch date: September 27, 2007
Proplusion system: Xenon ion thrusters
Mars gravity assist: February 2009
Vesta arrival: July 2011
Vesta departure: July 2012
Ceres arrival: February 2015
End of primary mission: July 2015
Mission status: Active
Overview: The mission's goal is to characterize the conditions and processes of the solar system's earliest epoch by investigating two of the largest protoplanets remaining intact since their formation

WEB RESOURCES
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NASA/JPL Links
Dawn mission - JPL
Dawn mission
- NASA
Dawn Website
- UCLA Space Physics Center
Dawn Mission Profile
- Solar System Exploration

About Ion Propulsion - Dawn

Wikipedia Links
DAWN mission
Ceres (dwarf planet)
4 Vesta

NASA Missions

NASA Solar System

 

MULTIMEDIA
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Dawn_trajectory.pngDAWN Trajectory

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Virtual Vesta


Dawn Mission
Leonard Nimoy narrates while mission scientists and engineers explain the science and technological challenges of visiting the Asteroid Belt.

INTERACTIVES______________

Ion Engines - DAWN

SS-simulator.jpg Solar System Simulator - JPL

logo-eotss-main.png Eyes on the Universe - JPL

MapAPlanet-banner.jpg Map a Planet - USGS

Documents and PowerPoints
DAWN.ppt

Dawn-launch.pdf
Dawn Fact Sheet.pdf
Dawn at Vesta.pdf
- Press Kit

Related MGGP Links
Asteroids
Dwarf Planets & Plutoids

 

 

 

 

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