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Dawn Journal: Looking Ahead at Ceres

Marc Rayman • December 01, 2014 • 1

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)

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.

What did Dawn learn at Vesta?

Emily Lakdawalla • October 09, 2014 • 12

It's now been two years since Dawn wrapped up its work at the second-largest asteroid. What else did we get from the Vesta encounter besides great photos? Recently, I asked Dawn's deputy project scientist, Carol Raymond, for help in summarizing a few of the big things Dawn taught us.

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.

Pretty pictures: Vesta's dark material

Emily Lakdawalla • September 05, 2014 • 1

More masterful processing of Dawn Vesta images by Björn Jónsson, including Aelia crater and some mysterious dark splats near Fulvia crater.

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.

Dark mountain on Vesta: Aricia Tholus

Emily Lakdawalla • July 28, 2014 • 1

Newly processed images of one of the more puzzling features on the surface of Vesta: a dark mountain named Aricia Tholus.

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.

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