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Dawn Journal: Preparing to Photograph Ceres
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2015/04/01 08:58 CDT | 11 comments
Dawn's Chief Engineer and Mission Director, Marc Rayman, explains why we haven't seen any new images of Ceres—and when we can expect them.
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Dawn Journal: Ceres Orbit Insertion!
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2015/03/06 10:32 CST | 8 comments
Dawn's Chief Engineer, Marc Rayman, gives an update on the mission's highly anticipated arrival at Ceres.
Dawn Journal: Ceres' Deepening Mysteries
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2015/02/25 02:00 CST | 15 comments
Even as we discover more about Ceres, some mysteries only deepen. Mission Director Marc Rayman gives an update on Dawn as it moves ever closer to its next target.
Dawn Journal: Closing in on Ceres
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2015/01/30 08:31 CST | 7 comments
Dawn's chief engineer Marc Rayman gives an update on the mission as it gets ever closer to its next target: The dwarf planet Ceres.
Dawn Journal: History of Ceres
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2014/12/29 01:25 CST | 14 comments
As Dawn looks toward the new world of Ceres, Mission Director Marc Rayman looks back on Ceres' discovery.
Dawn Journal: Looking Ahead at Ceres
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2014/12/01 02:51 CST | 1 comment
This month, Marc Rayman looks ahead to some upcoming activities for Dawn as it approaches the dwarf planet Ceres.
Dawn Journal: Ion thrusting (or not)
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2014/11/02 02:30 CST | 8 comments
Marc Rayman gives the latest update on the Dawn mission, focusing this time on the performance of its ion propulsion system.
Dawn Journal: 7 Years of Interplanetary Travel
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2014/09/27 07:43 CDT | 6 comments
Marc Rayman gives us an update on the Dawn mission, heading to Ceres, on the 7th anniversary of its launch.
Dawn Journal: From HAMO to LAMO and Beyond
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2014/09/02 06:40 CDT | 10 comments
Marc Rayman updates us on the Dawn mission, its plans from high to low altitude mapping orbits at Ceres, and what the intrepid spacecraft will pursue next.
Dawn Journal: Not-So-Quiet Cruise
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2014/08/01 05:35 CDT | 13 comments
Dawn's Mission Director updates us on the status of the mission, and tells us what Dawn and Star Wars have in common.
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