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In-Flight operation of the Dawn ion propulsion system through year two of cruise to Ceres

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dc.contributor.author Garner, Charles E.
dc.contributor.author Rayman, Marc D.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-06T19:39:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-06T19:39:37Z
dc.date.issued 2014-07-28
dc.identifier.citation AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference (JPC), Cleveland, Ohio, July 28-30, 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 14-2700
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/45606
dc.description.abstract The Dawn mission, part of NASA's Discovery Program, has as its goal the scientific exploration of the two most massive main-belt asteroids, Vesta and Ceres. The Dawn spacecraft was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on September 27, 2007 on a Delta-II 7925H-9.5 (Delta-II Heavy) rocket that placed the 1218-kg spacecraft onto an Earth-escape trajectory. On-board the spacecraft is an ion propulsion system (IPS) developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory which will provide a total ΔV of 11.3 km/s for the heliocentric transfer to Vesta, orbit capture at Vesta, transfer between Vesta science orbits, departure and escape from Vesta, heliocentric transfer to Ceres, orbit capture at Ceres, and transfer between Ceres science orbits. 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, 2014 en_US
dc.title In-Flight operation of the Dawn ion propulsion system through year two of cruise to Ceres en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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