Posted by Marc Rayman on 2008/03/03 11:32 CST
Treating intercalary days just as it does most other days in its interplanetary cruise, today Dawn continues patiently and ever-so-gently reshaping its orbit around the Sun with the delicate yet persistent push from its ion propulsion system.
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2007/12/18 09:36 CST
After the remarkably successful initial checkout phase, Dawn is now in the interplanetary cruise phase.
Posted by Ken Kremer on 2007/09/27 09:37 CDT
At 7:34 a.m. EDT the Delta II Heavy roared off launch pad 17 B at Cape Canaveral with a brilliant flash of glowing orange light and billowing white smoke.
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2007/07/17 12:04 CDT
There are two ways for a spacecraft to leave its launch pad: climbing on a blazing tower of powerful flames accompanied by a thunderous announcement of its departure or suspended securely and gently on the crane that hoisted it there in the first place.