NASA's Dawn, enters into 1 year Orbit of Protoplanet Vesta, July 15th; (Conference)

-Posted by D.C. Worth, for Barbay (France/US)

One of the earliest bodies in the solar system, contains the building blocks of our earliest beginnings... Protoplanet Vesta... Dawn will be the first mission to enter orbit around a main-belt asteroid....[More]

Image: NASA JPL; Protoplanet Vesta...

In video below (5 min in) Dawn project manager, Robert Mase of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, California) explains in late June News Conference; about the its innovative thrust technology... Which continues to fuel the journey; since Dawn's mission began....

Dr Carol Raymond, Deputy principal investigator, JPL; explains the detailed Scientific mission, as we pier into Vesta's South Pole.... Helping us to understand the earliest chapter of our solar system's history...

And along with more information from the Project's operators... International partners; and Deep Space... New data and imagery will be captured by the probe as it a locks into its one year orbit... [Read]

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