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Dawn launches

Dawn launches

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Dawn launches
Dawn launched at dawn (7:34 a.m. EDT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Sep. 27, 2007. Its mission is to learn about the dawn of the solar system by studying Vesta and Ceres. The intricate sequence of activities between the time this photo was taken and Dawn’s separation from the rocket to fly on its own is described here.

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Original image data dated on or about September 27, 2007

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