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Dawn holding in second mapping orbit

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is healthy and stable, after experiencing an anomaly in the system that controls its orientation. It is still in its second mapping orbit 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) above dwarf planet Ceres.

dateJul 07, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Image: Journey to space in a vacuum chamber

When you need to test hardware designed to operate in the vast reaches of space, you start in a vacuum chamber.  NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has many of them, but Vacuum Chamber 5 (VF-5) is special.  Supporting ...

dateMay 20, 2015 in Space Exploration
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