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Emily LakdawallaSeptember 27, 2007

Successful launch for Dawn!

Dawn lifted off this morning at 11:34:00 UTC, achieved its proper Earth orbit, and should now be on its way to Mars. Preliminary reports indicate everything performed perfectly on the launch vehicle. I'll post further information here as I receive it.

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