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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.

The value of a Guest Investigator program for Dawn

Anne Verbiscer • May 23, 2014 • 1

NASA selected 21 Participating Scientists to join the Dawn team in 2010, prior to Dawn's arrival at Vesta in 2011. Since that time, Dawn Participating Scientists have made enormous contributions to the mission, as they do for most other NASA missions. But the status of a Participating Scientist program for Dawn at Ceres has been in doubt.

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.

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