Dawn News


Mission Press Releases

  • Dawn Mission Wins Two Awards
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Monday, March 14, 2016
    Posted on: 3/14/2016 10:43:07 PM PDT

  • NASA/JPL Dawn Program Team Named Recipient of the 2015 Collier Trophy
    National Aeronautic Association - Thursday, March 10, 2016
    Posted on: 3/10/2016 3:14:27 PM PDT

  • UCLA-led NASA mission provides closest ever look at dwarf planet Ceres
    University of California Los Angeles - Friday, June 12, 2015
    Posted on: 6/12/2015 7:31:00 PM PDT

  • Dawn Spacecraft Nears Historic Arrival at Dwarf Planet Ceres
    NASA HQ - Monday, March 2, 2015
    Posted on: 3/2/2015 8:22:34 PM PDT

  • NASA Briefing to Discuss First Spacecraft Arrival at a Dwarf Planet
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    Posted on: 2/24/2015 7:43:52 PM PDT

  • Orbital Congratulates the NASA/JPL Dawn Flight Team on Receiving the 2014 National Air and Space Museum’s Trophy
    Orbital ATK - Sunday, March 30, 2014
    Posted on: 3/30/2014 6:07:34 PM PDT

  • Take a Virtual Tour of Vesta with New High Resolution Atlases
    European Planetary Science Congress - Friday, September 13, 2013
    Posted on: 9/16/2013 1:03:38 PM PDT

  • Vesta: Giant Impacts Delivered Carbon
    Max Planck Institute - Thursday, January 3, 2013
    Posted on: 1/3/2013 5:39:39 PM PDT

  • New type of 'space weathering' observed on asteroid Vesta
    Brown University - Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    Posted on: 11/1/2012 3:51:04 AM PDT

  • Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?
    University of California Los Angeles - Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    Posted on: 11/1/2012 3:50:38 AM PDT

  • Dawn Sees 'Young' Surface on Giant Asteroid
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    Posted on: 11/1/2012 3:46:11 AM PDT

  • Dawn mission discovers hydrogen on giant asteroid Vesta
    Planetary Science Institute - Thursday, September 20, 2012
    Posted on: 9/21/2012 1:16:19 AM PDT

  • Dawn Sees Hydrated Minerals on Asteroid Vesta
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Thursday, September 20, 2012
    Posted on: 9/20/2012 8:14:22 PM PDT

  • Image: Vesta in Dawn's Rear View Mirror
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    Posted on: 9/11/2012 4:29:14 PM PDT

  • Dawn Has Departed the Giant Asteroid Vesta
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, September 5, 2012
    Posted on: 9/5/2012 11:36:20 PM PDT

  • NASA's Dawn Prepares for Trek Toward Dwarf Planet
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Thursday, August 30, 2012
    Posted on: 8/30/2012 4:23:21 PM PDT

  • Dawn Reveals Asteroid Vesta's Role in Solar System History
    Planetary Science Institute - Thursday, May 10, 2012
    Posted on: 5/10/2012 6:13:48 PM PDT

  • NASA to Hold News Conference on Dawn Mission Results
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Tuesday, May 8, 2012
    Posted on: 5/8/2012 4:21:53 PM PDT

  • Dawn Reveals Secrets of Giant Asteroid Vesta
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Posted on: 4/25/2012 6:08:24 PM PDT

  • Dawn Gets Extra Time to Explore Vesta
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Posted on: 4/19/2012 1:42:58 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Dawn Observing Ceres; 3rd Reaction Wheel Malfunctions
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - April 26, 2017
    Posted on: 4/26/2017 9:07:11 PM PDT

  • Surface Albedo and Spectral Variability of Ceres
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 15, 2016
    Posted on: 1/15/2016 5:36:38 PM PDT

  • Dawn Spacecraft Experiences Anomaly
    NASA HQ - July 7, 2015
    Posted on: 7/8/2015 1:31:04 AM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Journal 29 January 2015
    French Space Agency - January 31, 2015
    Posted on: 1/31/2015 6:03:25 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Journal 29 December 2014
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - December 31, 2014
    Posted on: 12/31/2014 2:33:38 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Journal September 27, 2014
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - September 29, 2014
    Posted on: 9/29/2014 5:02:31 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-14 Amendment 34: Delay of Step-2 proposal due date for C.20: Dawn at Ceres GIP
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - September 21, 2014
    Posted on: 9/21/2014 3:16:15 PM PDT

  • Dawn Operating Normally After Safe Mode Triggered
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - September 16, 2014
    Posted on: 9/16/2014 11:34:07 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Journal - August 31, 2014
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - September 8, 2014
    Posted on: 9/8/2014 2:11:18 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Journal July 31, 2014
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - August 4, 2014
    Posted on: 8/4/2014 1:14:28 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Journal June 30, 2014
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - July 8, 2014
    Posted on: 7/8/2014 1:06:17 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Journal May 31, 2014
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - June 3, 2014
    Posted on: 6/4/2014 12:36:28 AM PDT

  • Dawn Related ROSES Solicitation Announcement
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - May 20, 2014
    Posted on: 5/20/2014 11:12:26 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Journal - March 31, 2014
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - April 4, 2014
    Posted on: 4/4/2014 7:32:20 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Journal February 28, 2014
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - March 10, 2014
    Posted on: 3/10/2014 11:53:01 AM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Journal January 31, 2014
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - February 1, 2014
    Posted on: 2/1/2014 8:10:07 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Journal October 31, 2013
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - November 8, 2013
    Posted on: 11/8/2013 6:20:27 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Journal September 27, 2013
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - September 27, 2013
    Posted on: 9/30/2013 12:28:02 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Journal - August 30, 2013
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - August 30, 2013
    Posted on: 9/3/2013 12:48:27 PM PDT

  • NASA Asks International Astronomical Union to Name Lunar Crater After Mike Wargo
    Planetary Science Institute - August 18, 2013
    Posted on: 8/18/2013 9:46:27 PM PDT