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Dawn switches on ion engine

Submit on Thursday, October 11th, 2007 05:27

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft successfully completed the first test of its ion propulsion system over the weekend. The system is vital to the success of Dawn’s eight-year, 1.6 billion-kilometer journey to asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres.

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