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Dawn Maneuvering to Third Science Orbit

By Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA

July 21, 2015

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft is using its ion propulsion system to descend to its third mapping orbit at Ceres, and all systems are operating well. The spiral maneuvering over the next five weeks will take the spacecraft to an altitude of about 900 miles (less than 1,500 kilometers) above the dwarf planet.

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