Dawn’s low altitude mapping orbit (LAMO)

Dawn’s low altitude mapping orbit (LAMO)
Dawn’s low altitude mapping orbit (LAMO) This shows how the orbit naturally shifts slightly (relative to the sun) during the three months of LAMO, starting in blue and ending in red. The spacecraft completes each revolution in 5.5 hours, and Ceres rotates in 9.1 hours, so Dawn will be able to view the entire surface. NASA / JPL-Caltech

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