Nightmare averted on Dawn
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
15-06-2007 9:05 CDT
A couple of days ago, rumors started circulating that a worker had fallen on one of Dawn's solar panels, damaging it. Those rumors were unfounded, a gross exaggeration of an actual incident. A worker's tool did make accidental contact with the back of one of Dawn's solar panels, leaving a mark; but they'll be able to repair the problem this weekend with no impact on the launch schedule. Phew!I feel sorry for the guy. Not many of us work in an environment where one slip can jeopardize a multi-hundred-million-dollar piece of equipment...
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