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• June 15, 2018
Propelled by the perfect combination of xenon ions, hydrazine rocket propellant and adrenaline, Dawn is on the verge of its most ambitious exploits yet.
• May 25, 2018
For the first time in almost a year, the Dawn mission control room at JPL is aglow with blue.
• April 02, 2018
The Dawn mission has only one revolution to go before the spacecraft begins the final campaign of its long and rewarding deep-space adventure.
• January 17, 2018
Permanently in residence at dwarf planet Ceres, Dawn is now preparing to add some finishing touches to its mission.
• November 03, 2017
Building on the successes of its primary mission and its first extended mission, NASA has approved the veteran explorer for a second extended mission.
• October 04, 2017
A decade after leaving its first home in the solar system, Dawn is healthy and successful at its current residence around Ceres.
• July 11, 2017
Orbiting the only dwarf planet inside the orbit of Neptune, Dawn is healthy and continuing to carry out its assignments at Ceres, which includes keeping an eye on cosmic rays.
• May 30, 2017
On the other side of the solar system, invisible by virtue both of the blinding glare of the sun and by the vastness of the distance, Dawn is continuing its remarkable cosmic adventure.
• May 05, 2017
In the second and final chapter of our series, we’ll explore what the rocket equation has to say about travel through the solar system, using the example of launching a rocket to Pluto.
• May 01, 2017
The Dawn spacecraft is about to swing into a new orbital path to observe the enigmatic "bright spots" in Occator Crater on Ceres—among other targets.
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