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Dawn approaches Vesta, Approach phase, 3 May to 16 July 2011
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post May 3 2011, 03:44 PM
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Latest DAWN journal is out.

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First pictures of Vesta should be taken today.
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post May 3 2011, 07:34 PM
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If you looked at the Dawn Journal earlier this morning, there was an important addition to one paragraph in the last hour:

QUOTE (Marc Rayman)
During the approach phase, images will be released in periodic batches, with priority viewing for residents of Earth. The flow will be more frequent thereafter.


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post May 3 2011, 07:38 PM
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I went through Marc's journals and summarized the various phases of Dawn's Vesta mission in a blog entry. And since the Vesta phase of the mission has now officially started, I've made a new topic! Yay Dawn!


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post May 3 2011, 10:39 PM
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Be nice to get an approach sequence as was done for Eros with NEAR/Shoemaker.

http://near.jhuapl.edu/media/image_sheets/snake.pdf
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post May 5 2011, 04:14 PM
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OK, Dawn team, this is the bit where you release an image...

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post May 5 2011, 05:07 PM
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Would be nice. All they've released lately is what has to be one of the worst artist's concepts of a JPL mission I've seen in a long time. The least they could have done was to include the more recent simulation of Vesta rather than the unnaturally smooth-looking one from many years ago. And the clutter of the background with a hundred other little asteroid chunks makes me cringe.


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post May 5 2011, 05:12 PM
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Wow, that's scary! Little bits of Gaspra, Eros and Mathilde floating around, but luckily close enough to Vesta and Ceres that they could get them in the same field of view.

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post May 5 2011, 06:16 PM
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Ahhh... I think they're confusing DAWN with another spacecraft...

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post May 5 2011, 07:34 PM
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QUOTE (elakdawalla @ May 5 2011, 07:07 PM) *
Would be nice. All they've released lately is what has to be one of the worst artist's concepts of a JPL mission I've seen in a long time. The least they could have done was to include the more recent simulation of Vesta rather than the unnaturally smooth-looking one from many years ago. And the clutter of the background with a hundred other little asteroid chunks makes me cringe.


By any chance, have you approached Chris Russell?
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post May 5 2011, 10:20 PM
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While that might look like a good idea, I should point out the mission has half a dozen people on its outreach team. Chris might have other things on his mind!

EDIT - 8 people, one of whom is at JPL

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post May 9 2011, 04:02 AM
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I note we just passed the 1M km mark.


http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/orbits/fullview4.jpg

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post May 9 2011, 05:24 AM
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OMG! Shades of MCO! It shows Dawn at 1M Km or 646K miles from Vesta. Which is it? blink.gif
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post May 9 2011, 05:37 AM
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Given that the metric value is expressed to one significant figure, it's accurate.
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post May 9 2011, 01:22 PM
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The correct figure is 5.168 million furlongs.


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post May 9 2011, 04:22 PM
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I prefer one gigameter, pronounced "jigameter" like Doc in Back to the Future. Let me know when we've done 1.21 gigameters
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