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DAWN : A journey to the beginning of the solar system

Russell, C.T. and Coradini, A. and Feldman, W.C. and Jaumann, R. and Konopliv, A.S. and McCord, T.B. and McFadden, L.A. and McSween, H.Y. and Mottola, S. and Neukum, G. and Pieters, C.M. and Raymond, C.A. and Smith, D.E. and Sykes, M.V. and Williams, B.G. and Zuber, M.T. (2002) DAWN : A journey to the beginning of the solar system. In: Proceedings of Asteroids, Comets, Meteors (ACM 2002), 500, pp. 63-66. ESA. Asteroids, Comets Meteors (ACM 2002), Berlin, Germany, 29 July - 2 August 2002. ISBN 92-9092-810-7.

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Abstract

Dawn, NASA's ninth Discovery mission, is scheduled to launch on May 27, 2006 on a journey that will take it into orbit about the two most massive asteroids 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres. Dawn's goal is to understand the conditions and processes present at the solar system's earliest epoch, and the role of water content and size in planetary evolution. To this end Dawn carries a framing camera, a mapping spectrometer, a laser altimeter, a gamma-ray/neutron spectrometer, a magnetometer and a gravity investigation. Dawn uses solar arrays to power its xenon ion engine that provides thrust at an efficiency that is ten times greater than chemical rockets provide. Dawn is a partnership between UCLA, JPL, and the American, German and Italian space agencies.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2003,
Title:DAWN : A journey to the beginning of the solar system
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Russell, C.T.IGPP&ESS, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Coradini, A.IFSI, Roma, Italy
Feldman, W.C.LANL, Los Alamos, NM, USA
Jaumann, R.UNSPECIFIED
Konopliv, A.S.JPL, Pasadena, CA, USA
McCord, T.B.University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA
McFadden, L.A.University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
McSween, H.Y.University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
Mottola, S.UNSPECIFIED
Neukum, G.Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Pieters, C.M.Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Raymond, C.A.JPL, Pasadena, CA, USA
Smith, D.E.GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USA
Sykes, M.V.University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Williams, B.G.JPL, Pasadena, CA, USA
Zuber, M.T.MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
Date:2002
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of Asteroids, Comets, Meteors (ACM 2002)
Volume:500
Page Range:pp. 63-66
Publisher:ESA
Series Name:ESA-SP
ISBN:92-9092-810-7
Status:Published
Event Title:Asteroids, Comets Meteors (ACM 2002), Berlin, Germany, 29 July - 2 August 2002
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung
Deposited By: Susanne Pieth
Deposited On:08 Dec 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 19:20

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