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Looks like the Dawn flyby of Mars went well

Emily Lakdawalla • February 21, 2009

Looks like the Dawn flyby of Mars went well: here' a photo of Mars taken by Dawn near its closest approach to Mars during its February 17 flyby.

Dawn Journal: Mars Encounter

Marc Rayman • February 13, 2009

Dawn continues to close in on Mars, ready for the gravitational slingshot that will help it on its expedition to the asteroid belt and its quest to gain insights into the evolution of the solar system.

Dawn Journal: Just Missing the Bull's Eye at Mars

Marc Rayman • January 30, 2009

Dawn continues on course for its pas de deux with Mars on February 17. The planet's gravity will gracefully assist the spacecraft on its way to rendezvous with its intended celestial partners Vesta and Ceres in the more distant asteroid belt.

Dawn Journal: Conjunction Junction

Marc Rayman • January 05, 2009

Having fulfilled all of its assignments for 2008, the Dawn spacecraft has been unusually quiescent recently.

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