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Early mission power assessment of the Dawn solar array

Show simple item record Stella, Paul M. DiStefano, Salvatore Rayman, Marc D. Ulloa-Severino, Antonio 2015-05-14T23:18:33Z 2015-05-14T23:18:33Z 2009-06-07
dc.identifier.citation 2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 7 -12, 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 09-1940
dc.description.abstract NASA's Discovery Mission Dawn was launched in September 2007. Dawn will be the first to orbit two asteroids on a single voyage. The solar array for the Dawn mission will provide power under greatly varying illumination and temperature conditions. Dawn's ion propulsion system (IPS) will provide the spacecraft with enough thrust to reach Vesta and Ceres and orbit both. The demanding mission would be impossible without ion propulsion -- a mission only to the asteroid Vesta (and not including Ceres) would require a much more massive spacecraft and, a much larger launch vehicle. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2009 en_US
dc.subject space tests en_US
dc.title Early mission power assessment of the Dawn solar array en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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