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LAMO, aka Low Altitude Mapping Orbit
dilo
post Nov 11 2011, 10:23 PM
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I think is time to start this new topic, now that Dawn is more than half-way in the transition from HAMO to LAMO (as showed in the plot below).

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post Dec 1 2011, 09:01 PM
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Yeah, Dawn's launch was delayed three months, but the ion drive gives so much leeway it didn't matter in the end (compared with a conventional launch to Mars for example, that has a very specific window).
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post Dec 2 2011, 06:06 PM
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QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Dec 1 2011, 01:01 PM) *
Yeah, Dawn's launch was delayed three months, but the ion drive gives so much leeway it didn't matter in the end (compared with a conventional launch to Mars for example, that has a very specific window).

Supposedly that delay was running up against the window from Vesta to Ceres, so I suspect there may not be much more leeway to stay at Vesta. Perhaps someone who knows for sure will chime in.

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- dilo   LAMO   Nov 11 2011, 10:23 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   Good thing we aren't calling it a "Low Ma...   Nov 11 2011, 11:53 PM
|- - dilo   Another way to show the progress from HAMO to LAMO...   Nov 14 2011, 04:08 PM
|- - dilo   And finally, we are below 300km height... not far ...   Nov 16 2011, 08:49 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Hopefully the daily image releases will resume sho...   Nov 16 2011, 08:59 PM
|- - stevesliva   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Nov 16 2011, 04:59 P...   Nov 16 2011, 09:54 PM
|- - Tunglere   Images from Nov. 10-13 don't currently show up...   Nov 16 2011, 11:47 PM
- - Phil Stooke   The latest four images were posted on the same day...   Nov 17 2011, 04:15 PM
|- - dilo   Updated situation, all plots: Engines are now si...   Nov 17 2011, 10:20 PM
|- - dilo   Now that we have an improved simulator (better Ves...   Nov 18 2011, 05:20 PM
|- - dilo   New update after two long simulator black-outs: B...   Nov 23 2011, 08:41 PM
|- - dilo   Further update: Dawn is almost there!   Nov 25 2011, 10:52 PM
|- - dilo   Now short engine burns are frequent:   Nov 29 2011, 10:05 PM
- - Phil Stooke   "Dawn image EDR data will be publicly release...   Nov 29 2011, 11:54 PM
- - elakdawalla   Time for us to lurk on the Small Bodies Node websi...   Nov 30 2011, 02:34 AM
- - Phil Stooke   This link... http://pds-smallbodies.astro.umd.edu...   Nov 30 2011, 04:18 AM
|- - dilo   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Nov 30 2011, 04:18 A...   Dec 1 2011, 07:02 AM
|- - SFJCody   QUOTE (dilo @ Dec 1 2011, 05:02 PM) ...an...   Dec 1 2011, 07:06 AM
|- - angel1801   I did a Solar System Simulator run for Vesta and I...   Dec 1 2011, 12:03 PM
- - Greg Hullender   I think shifting the Vesta departure date would re...   Dec 1 2011, 03:21 PM
|- - algorimancer   QUOTE (Greg Hullender @ Dec 1 2011, 09:21...   Dec 1 2011, 03:49 PM
- - Explorer1   Yeah, Dawn's launch was delayed three months, ...   Dec 1 2011, 09:01 PM
|- - Greg Hullender   QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Dec 1 2011, 01:01 PM) ...   Dec 2 2011, 06:06 PM
|- - Greg Hullender   QUOTE (Greg Hullender @ Dec 2 2011, 10:06...   Jan 1 2012, 09:51 PM
- - stevesliva   http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/vesta_dawn_gal...   Dec 1 2011, 09:52 PM
- - stevesliva   New Dawn Journal: QUOTE There is always a tug dow...   Dec 2 2011, 12:47 AM
- - PDP8E   The Dawn Journal and Dr. Marc Rayman should get so...   Dec 2 2011, 06:50 PM
|- - dilo   I agree, PDP8E.   Dec 3 2011, 06:10 AM
|- - dilo   After last burns, nominal LAMO height (200km above...   Dec 3 2011, 07:22 PM
|- - dilo   No burns in last hours, orbits is now around 185x2...   Dec 4 2011, 09:40 PM
- - machi   Interesting news via Emily's twitter: "R...   Dec 6 2011, 05:53 PM
- - stevesliva   Several updates here: http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mul...   Dec 8 2011, 06:08 AM
- - claurel   Now that Robert Gaskell's shape model of Vesta...   Dec 9 2011, 07:38 PM
|- - claurel   QUOTE (claurel @ Dec 9 2011, 11:38 AM) No...   Dec 13 2011, 11:32 PM
|- - Sarunia   Thank you, I was just preparing a conversion for c...   Dec 13 2011, 11:58 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.   Dec 9 2011, 07:51 PM
- - Sarunia   With the shape from Dr. Robert Gaskell (and provid...   Dec 10 2011, 11:04 PM
|- - dilo   Beautiful simulated views in this video, Sarunia...   Dec 11 2011, 08:34 AM
|- - Sarunia   Thanks, dilo. For the bump projection, a tri-axia...   Dec 11 2011, 07:20 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Nice! This can be turned into a shaded relief...   Dec 11 2011, 02:55 AM
- - Bill Harris   And Nice! ^2, Phil. You can see a lot of his...   Dec 11 2011, 07:23 AM
- - scalbers   Videos of numerous AGU talks on Vesta from this pa...   Dec 11 2011, 04:47 PM
|- - dilo   After long hiatus (related to safe mode event one ...   Dec 11 2011, 05:45 PM
|- - stewjack   QUOTE (scalbers @ Dec 11 2011, 12:47 PM) ...   Dec 11 2011, 09:18 PM
- - djellison   Did my own conversion from the greyscale map into ...   Dec 11 2011, 09:10 PM
- - stevesliva   First (?) image from near LAMO? http://dawn.jpl.na...   Dec 14 2011, 01:43 AM
|- - dilo   QUOTE (stevesliva @ Dec 14 2011, 02:43 AM...   Dec 14 2011, 06:17 AM
- - stevesliva   And now the image of the day is stalled again. Le...   Dec 15 2011, 07:31 PM
|- - dilo   QUOTE (stevesliva @ Dec 15 2011, 08:31 PM...   Dec 15 2011, 07:56 PM
|- - stevesliva   Doh. Thanks for pointing that out, it'll save...   Dec 15 2011, 08:04 PM
- - Jaheira   Is it just me, or does that sharp, young crater in...   Dec 20 2011, 12:55 AM
|- - Marz   QUOTE (Jaheira @ Dec 19 2011, 06:55 PM) I...   Dec 20 2011, 06:54 PM
- - stevesliva   Five LAMO images have appeared here: http://dawn.j...   Dec 21 2011, 06:05 PM
- - volcanopele   14 more names have been approved for use on Vesta,...   Dec 28 2011, 04:25 AM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   Thanks Greg. I'd be interested to know how fa...   Jan 2 2012, 08:20 AM
- - algorimancer   Spacedaily has an article up today (http://www.spa...   Jan 3 2012, 01:42 PM
- - Greg Hullender   New Dawn Journal: http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission...   Jan 5 2012, 03:42 PM
- - stevesliva   What a tease to link to the image of the day after...   Jan 5 2012, 09:02 PM
- - Phil Stooke   No... they are here instead: http://dawn.jpl.nasa...   Jan 5 2012, 09:51 PM
- - stevesliva   I know there are some kicking around. Just hopin...   Jan 5 2012, 10:01 PM
|- - pablogm1024   QUOTE (stevesliva @ Jan 5 2012, 11:01 PM)...   Jan 6 2012, 02:49 PM
|- - pablogm1024   QUOTE (pablogm1024 @ Jan 6 2012, 03:49 PM...   Jan 9 2012, 02:54 PM
- - stevesliva   http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/imageo...p?dat...   Jan 16 2012, 08:08 PM
|- - Marz   Today's image is a nice 3-D anaglyph of impact...   Jan 24 2012, 09:39 PM
- - stevesliva   Three releases on the multimedia page that would s...   Jan 26 2012, 06:28 PM
|- - Marz   QUOTE (stevesliva @ Jan 26 2012, 12:28 PM...   Feb 14 2012, 10:14 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Some pretty clear flows on Vesta in the latest ima...   Feb 5 2012, 03:49 AM
- - ngunn   Good question. I hope you get an answer from someo...   Feb 14 2012, 11:07 PM
- - Greg Hullender   I see that we've got four more months at Vesta...   Feb 16 2012, 02:12 AM
- - Phil Stooke   The short time at Ceres in the primary mission is ...   Feb 16 2012, 02:58 AM
- - scalbers   Here's the released map with feature names put...   Feb 26 2012, 06:00 PM
- - stevesliva   Two interesting image releases on Aricia Tholus la...   Feb 29 2012, 12:08 AM
- - john_s   My impression, especially from those new images, i...   Feb 29 2012, 03:42 AM
- - Gsnorgathon   But doesn't "tholus" just mean hill,...   Feb 29 2012, 11:20 PM
- - john_s   That might be technically true, but "tholus...   Mar 1 2012, 12:37 AM
- - Gsnorgathon   Umm... how about Lucaria Tholus? OK, yeah. That...   Mar 1 2012, 02:23 AM
|- - pablogm1024   QUOTE (Gsnorgathon @ Mar 1 2012, 03:23 AM...   Mar 2 2012, 10:10 AM
- - Phil Stooke   "tholus" on other bodies has typically b...   Mar 2 2012, 02:25 PM
- - Astro0   40 extra days at Vesta! http://www.jpl.nasa.g...   Apr 19 2012, 05:05 AM
- - Phil Stooke   Yes, and they have now released over 200 pictures ...   Apr 19 2012, 12:03 PM
- - charborob   In LAMO, Dawn seems to be taking only nadir-pointi...   Apr 19 2012, 12:14 PM
- - Phil Stooke   LAMO is all about the composition-mapping instrume...   Apr 19 2012, 05:03 PM
|- - pablogm1024   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Apr 19 2012, 05:03 P...   Apr 21 2012, 03:16 PM
- - Juramike   A really nice "uber"-image release today...   Apr 25 2012, 06:59 PM
- - Hungry4info   NASA to Hold News Conference on Asteroid Mission R...   May 7 2012, 07:58 PM
- - Mariner9   I suspect that the news conference is timed to coi...   May 8 2012, 05:11 PM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   News conference set to start in one hour twenty mi...   May 10 2012, 04:42 PM
- - Floyd   About to start, 98+ viewers   May 10 2012, 05:58 PM
- - Explorer1   Starting now...   May 10 2012, 06:00 PM
- - Paolo   meanwhile, papers have appeared in Science http://...   May 10 2012, 06:05 PM
|- - dilo   Interesting conference, though I see less than a d...   May 10 2012, 06:56 PM
|- - DrShank   QUOTE (dilo @ May 10 2012, 12:56 PM) Inte...   May 10 2012, 07:26 PM
|- - elakdawalla   QUOTE (dilo @ May 10 2012, 11:56 AM) Inte...   May 11 2012, 03:40 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   Can we go now? I want to see Ceres.   May 10 2012, 06:31 PM
|- - DrShank   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ May 10 2012, 12:31 P...   May 10 2012, 06:51 PM
|- - Paolo   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ May 10 2012, 08:31 P...   May 11 2012, 07:05 AM
|- - centsworth_II   It is interesting to know the correct Latin pronun...   May 11 2012, 12:44 PM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   So, I guess I'll go ahead and hang on to my li...   May 10 2012, 06:44 PM
- - charborob   FWIW, in French, we write "Cérès" and pr...   May 11 2012, 01:35 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Dawn isn't in LAMO now, it's moved back up...   Jul 24 2012, 01:25 AM
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