Dawn News


Mission Press Releases

  • When Is an Asteroid Not an Asteroid?
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    Posted on: 3/30/2011 12:43:40 AM PDT

  • Hubble Space Telescope Imagery of Vesta Assists Dawn Mission Planning
    NASA HQ - Saturday, October 9, 2010
    Posted on: 10/9/2010 7:47:00 PM PDT

  • Orbital Environment for Dawn Spacecraft at Vesta
    Planetary Science Institute - Monday, October 4, 2010
    Posted on: 10/4/2010 6:49:01 PM PDT

  • Dawn Spacecraft Fires Past Record for Speed Change
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Monday, June 7, 2010
    Posted on: 6/7/2010 5:44:39 PM PDT

  • Dawn Enters Asteroid Belt -- For Good
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Saturday, November 28, 2009
    Posted on: 11/28/2009 3:21:27 PM PDT

  • Dawn Glides Into New Year
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Thursday, November 20, 2008
    Posted on: 11/20/2008 8:56:46 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Mission Status: Spacecraft Tests Ion Engine
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Tuesday, October 9, 2007
    Posted on: 10/9/2007 7:00:57 PM PDT

  • United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Dawn Mission for NASA
    United Launch Alliance - Thursday, September 27, 2007
    Posted on: 9/27/2007 6:15:18 AM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Mission to Vesta and Ceres Launched
    Kennedy Space Center - Thursday, September 27, 2007
    Posted on: 9/27/2007 5:57:21 AM PDT

  • Orbital's Dawn Spacecraft Ready For Launch On 3-Billion-Mile 8-Year Journey To Explore Main Asteroid Belt
    Orbital ATK - Wednesday, September 26, 2007
    Posted on: 9/26/2007 5:28:34 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Spacecraft is a 'Go' for Asteroid Belt
    Kennedy Space Center - Tuesday, September 25, 2007
    Posted on: 9/25/2007 12:09:13 PM PDT

  • NASA Postpones Dawn Spacecraft Launch
    NASA HQ - Monday, September 24, 2007
    Posted on: 9/24/2007 8:37:21 AM PDT

  • Dawn Launching on Delta II Sept. 26 to Explore Planetary Mysteries
    Kennedy Space Center - Sunday, September 16, 2007
    Posted on: 9/16/2007 9:31:40 AM PDT

  • Dawn One Step Away From Asteroid Belt Trip
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, September 12, 2007
    Posted on: 9/12/2007 8:05:37 AM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Mission Rescheduled for September Launch
    NASA HQ - Saturday, July 7, 2007
    Posted on: 7/7/2007 3:33:29 PM PDT

  • Dawn Launch Moves to No Earlier Than Monday, July 9
    Kennedy Space Center - Friday, July 6, 2007
    Posted on: 7/6/2007 8:28:46 AM PDT

  • Launch of Dawn Postponed 4 Hours to Sunday, July 8
    Kennedy Space Center - Thursday, July 5, 2007
    Posted on: 7/5/2007 8:26:01 AM PDT

  • NASA teleconference to replace televised Dawn mission briefing
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, June 26, 2007
    Posted on: 6/26/2007 7:38:18 AM PDT

  • Hubble Images Help Prepare for Spacecraft Visit to Vesta and Ceres
    NASA HQ - Friday, June 22, 2007
    Posted on: 6/22/2007 10:16:09 AM PDT

  • NASA Briefing on Upcoming Launch of Asteroid Belt Mission
    NASA HQ - Friday, June 22, 2007
    Posted on: 6/22/2007 9:51:24 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • NASA Dawn Image of Vesta: Curved Surface Features
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - June 2, 2012
    Posted on: 6/2/2012 4:24:01 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Image of Vesta: Canuleia Crater
    French Space Agency - May 4, 2012
    Posted on: 5/4/2012 2:18:23 PM PDT

  • Dawn Journal March 29, 2012
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - April 5, 2012
    Posted on: 4/5/2012 5:27:02 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Image of Asteroid Vesta: Fresh Crater Inside a Rectangular Crater
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - April 1, 2012
    Posted on: 4/2/2012 2:30:26 AM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Image of Asteroid Vesta: Blocks of ejected material and small craters near a crater rim
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - March 30, 2012
    Posted on: 3/30/2012 2:50:48 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Image of Asteroid Vesta: Double crater
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - March 27, 2012
    Posted on: 3/27/2012 5:24:41 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Image of Vesta: Mosaic of Visible and Infrared Spectrometer Data
    NASA MESSENGER - March 19, 2012
    Posted on: 3/19/2012 2:47:02 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Image on Vesta: Chains and Clusters of Secondary Craters
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - March 2, 2012
    Posted on: 3/2/2012 5:15:16 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Image: Complex Surface Texture in Vesta's Southern Hemisphere
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - February 29, 2012
    Posted on: 2/29/2012 4:40:38 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Image of Vesta: Crater with Dark and Bright Ejecta
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - February 27, 2012
    Posted on: 2/27/2012 7:13:27 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Image: Undulating Terrain in Vesta's Southern Hemisphere
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - February 25, 2012
    Posted on: 2/25/2012 7:00:51 PM PDT

  • Image: Mackenzie Bay, Antarctica As Seen From Space
    NASA's Earth Observatory - February 24, 2012
    Posted on: 2/24/2012 4:44:31 PM PDT

  • Dawn Image of Vesta: Cornelia Crater
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - February 24, 2012
    Posted on: 2/24/2012 4:42:56 PM PDT

  • Dawn Image of Vesta: Successive Formation of Impact Craters
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - February 23, 2012
    Posted on: 2/23/2012 3:38:38 PM PDT

  • Image: Dawn on Vesta
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - February 22, 2012
    Posted on: 2/22/2012 9:00:42 PM PDT

  • Image: 3-D image of the central complex in Asteroid Vesta's Rheasilvia impact basin
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - February 9, 2012
    Posted on: 2/9/2012 6:32:18 PM PDT

  • 3-D Image of Asteroid Vesta's Eastern Hemisphere
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - February 5, 2012
    Posted on: 2/5/2012 6:57:19 PM PDT

  • Image: Impact crater on Asteroid Vesta with an unusual rim
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - February 4, 2012
    Posted on: 2/4/2012 9:29:14 PM PDT

  • Image: Cratered terrain in Vesta's equatorial region
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - February 2, 2012
    Posted on: 2/2/2012 5:45:34 PM PDT

  • NASA Dawn Journal 30 December 2011
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - January 5, 2012
    Posted on: 1/5/2012 5:35:02 PM PDT