Dawn XMO7 orbit evolution

Dawn XMO7 orbit evolution
Dawn XMO7 orbit evolution This illustrates how XMO7 shifts from one revolution to the next. It will take a little more than one day for one revolution. Each time Dawn loops around Ceres, the low point of its orbit will be about 2° south of the previous time. From the perspective in this figure, even as Dawn travels counterclockwise around Ceres, the point at which it comes closest to the dwarf planet will progress clockwise. To trace the orbital motion, start in the lower right. NASA / JPL-Caltech

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