Join Donate

Dawn Journal

Dawn Journal: Ion thrusting (or not)

Marc Rayman • November 02, 2014 • 8

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

Marc Rayman • September 27, 2014 • 6

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

Marc Rayman • September 02, 2014 • 10

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

Marc Rayman • August 01, 2014 • 13

Dawn's Mission Director updates us on the status of the mission, and tells us what Dawn and Star Wars have in common.

Dawn Journal: HAMO at Ceres

Marc Rayman • July 01, 2014 • 9

Dawn's chief engineer and mission director Marc Rayman gives an overview of the plan for the penultimate orbital phase at Ceres, the “high altitude mapping orbit” (HAMO).

Dawn Journal: Survey Orbit at Ceres

Marc Rayman • June 03, 2014 • 2

This month Dawn's mission director Marc Rayman continues the preview of how Dawn will explore Ceres, this time in its survey orbit.

Dawn Journal: Explaining Orbit Insertion

Marc Rayman • May 06, 2014 • 4

Less than a year from its rendezvous with dwarf planet Ceres, Dawn is continuing to make excellent progress on its ambitious interplanetary adventure. But once it gets to Ceres, just how will it go into orbit? Marc Rayman explains.

Dawn Journal: Orbital Trajectories

Marc Rayman • April 01, 2014 • 3

Marc Rayman updates us on Dawn's status and explains how the spacecraft is actually getting closer to Earth at the moment as it moves deeper into the asteroid belt.

Dawn Journal: Maneuvering Around Ceres

Marc Rayman • March 03, 2014 • 2

Continuing its daring mission to explore some of the last uncharted worlds in the inner solar system, Dawn remains on course and on schedule for its rendezvous with dwarf planet Ceres next year.

Dawn Journal: Onward to Ceres

Marc Rayman • February 01, 2014 • 4

The majority of Dawn's time in the Ceres approach phase will be devoted to continuing ion-powered flight. Let’s take another look at how this remarkable technology is used to deliver the adventurer to the desired orbit around Ceres.

Items 31 - 40 of 125  Previous12345678910Next
astronaut on Phobos
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

Mars
Advocacy

Our Advocacy Program provides each Society member a voice in the process. Funding is crucial.

Donate

You are here: