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Dawn’s survey orbit at Ceres
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Dawn’s second observational orbit, “survey orbit,” at the same scale as the size of Ceres. At an altitude of 2,730 miles (4,400 kilometers), the spacecraft will make seven revolutions in about three weeks.
NASA / JPL-Caltech
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