Book 2012

The Dawn Mission to Minor Planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres


ISBN: 978-1-4614-4902-7 (Print) 978-1-4614-4903-4 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-2


  3. Chapter

    Pages 3-23

    The Dawn Mission to Vesta and Ceres

  4. Chapter

    Pages 25-40

    Vesta and Ceres: Crossing the History of the Solar System

  5. Chapter

    Pages 41-61

    The Origin and Evolution of the Asteroid Belt—Implications for Vesta and Ceres

  6. Chapter

    Pages 63-76

    Ceres: Its Origin, Evolution and Structure and Dawn’s Potential Contribution

  7. Chapter

    Pages 77-93

    Origin, Internal Structure and Evolution of 4 Vesta

  8. Chapter

    Pages 95-116

    The Surface Composition of Ceres

  9. Chapter

    Pages 117-139

    Surface Composition of Vesta: Issues and Integrated Approach

  10. Chapter

    Pages 141-174

    HED Meteorites and Their Relationship to the Geology of Vesta and the Dawn Mission

  11. Chapter

    Pages 175-249

    The Dawn Spacecraft

  12. Chapter

    Pages 251-261

    The Dawn Ion Propulsion System

  13. Chapter

    Pages 263-327

    The Dawn Framing Camera

  14. Chapter

    Pages 329-369

    The VIR Spectrometer

  15. Chapter

    Pages 371-459

    Dawn’s Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector

  16. Chapter

    Pages 461-486

    The Dawn Gravity Investigation at Vesta and Ceres

  17. Chapter

    Pages 487-510

    The Dawn Topography Investigation

  18. Chapter

    Pages 511-543

    Dawn Science Planning, Operations and Archiving

  19. Chapter

    Pages 545-574

    The Education and Public Outreach Program for NASA’s Dawn Mission