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Travel through time to the beginnings of the solar system: Nasa Mission Dawn to Ceres and Vesta commences with German cameras
It will be a journey to the origins of the solar system: Spacecraft Dawn will commence its trip between 7th-11th July from the American spaceport Cape Canaveral in Florida aboard a three-stage Delta II-7925H launch vehicle to explore the asteroids Ceres and Vesta. It will be the first time that a single craft has circled two different bodies in the solar system in one orbit. And it is the first time that no American cameras are being used on a NASA mission into the depths of the solar system: the two identically built photographic systems aboard Dawn are the result of collaboration between the German Aerospace Center’s (DLR) Institute of Planetary Research and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Katlenburg-Lindau, which led this camera experiment.
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Created: 04/07/2007 14:00:00