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Astronauts and Robots 2015: Bob Mase, JPL

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American Astronautical Society, Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Exploration, May 12-13, 2015 - http://astronautical.org/event/astronauts-robots

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Astronauts and Robots 2015: Bob Mase, JPL

  1. 1. 1Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Science and ExplorationMay 13, 2015 DAWN EXPLORING NEW WORLDS
  2. 2. 2Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Science and ExplorationMay 13, 2015 Dawn Explores Ceres and Vesta to Discover What They Can Tell Us About How the Terrestrial Planets Formed Dawn is the 9th mission in NASA’s competed, 
 low-cost Discovery Program
  3. 3. 3Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Science and ExplorationMay 13, 2015 Dawn is the Only Mission to Orbit a Main Belt Asteroid Vesta 2011-2012
  4. 4. 4Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Science and ExplorationMay 13, 2015 Giant Impacts Delivered Pieces of Vesta to Earth as Meteorites
  5. 5. 5Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Science and ExplorationMay 13, 2015 Dawn is the First Mission to Reach a Dwarf Planet Dawn began orbiting around Ceres on March 6, 2015 Ceres 2015-2016
  6. 6. 6Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Science and ExplorationMay 13, 2015 Dawn is Enabled by Ion Propulsion Ion propulsion allows us to go places that would otherwise be extremely expensive or impossible within NASA’s constraints
  7. 7. 7Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Science and ExplorationMay 13, 2015 Dawn records: Longest powered flight: 5.3 years of operation + Largest propulsive velocity change: 10,800 m/s (24,000 mph)
  8. 8. 8Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Science and ExplorationMay 13, 2015 Dawn Contributes to the Effort…
  9. 9. 9Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Science and ExplorationMay 13, 2015 …. then to Vesta & Ceres
  10. 10. 10Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Science and ExplorationMay 13, 2015 2015 - 2016
  11. 11. 11Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Science and ExplorationMay 13, 2015 For More Information http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov http://solarsystem.nasa.gov
  12. 12. 12Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Science and ExplorationMay 13, 2015
  13. 13. 13Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Science and ExplorationMay 13, 2015

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