The Dawn Mission to Minor Planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres

  • Christopher Russell
  • Carol Raymond

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. C. T. Russell, C. A. Raymond
    Pages 1-2
  3. C. T. Russell, C. A. Raymond
    Pages 3-23
  4. A. Coradini, D. Turrini, C. Federico, G. Magni
    Pages 25-40
  5. Thomas B. McCord, Julie Castillo-Rogez, Andy Rivkin
    Pages 63-76
  6. Maria T. Zuber, Harry Y. McSween Jr., Richard P. Binzel, Linda T. Elkins-Tanton, Alexander S. Konopliv, Carle M. Pieters et al.
    Pages 77-93
  7. Andrew S. Rivkin, Jian-Yang Li, Ralph E. Milliken, Lucy F. Lim, Amy J. Lovell, Britney E. Schmidt et al.
    Pages 95-116
  8. Carle M. Pieters, Lucy A. McFadden, Thomas Prettyman, M. Cristina De Sanctis, Thomas B. McCord, Takahiro Hiroi et al.
    Pages 117-139
  9. Harry Y. McSween Jr., David W. Mittlefehldt, Andrew W. Beck, Rhiannon G. Mayne, Timothy J. McCoy
    Pages 141-174
  10. Valerie C. Thomas, Joseph M. Makowski, G. Mark Brown, John F. McCarthy, Dominick Bruno, J. Christopher Cardoso et al.
    Pages 175-249
  11. John Brophy
    Pages 251-261
  12. H. Sierks, H. U. Keller, R. Jaumann, H. Michalik, T. Behnke, F. Bubenhagen et al.
    Pages 263-327
  13. M. C. De Sanctis, A. Coradini, E. Ammannito, G. Filacchione, M. T. Capria, S. Fonte et al.
    Pages 329-369
  14. Thomas H. Prettyman, William C. Feldman, Harry Y. McSween Jr., Robert D. Dingler, Donald C. Enemark, Douglas E. Patrick et al.
    Pages 371-459
  15. A. S. Konopliv, S. W. Asmar, B. G. Bills, N. Mastrodemos, R. S. Park, C. A. Raymond et al.
    Pages 461-486
  16. C. A. Raymond, R. Jaumann, A. Nathues, H. Sierks, T. Roatsch, F. Preusker et al.
    Pages 487-510
  17. C. A. Polanskey, S. P. Joy, C. A. Raymond
    Pages 511-543
  18. L. A. Mcfadden, J. Wise, J. D. Ristvey Jr., W. Cobb
    Pages 545-574

About this book

Introduction

DAWN is the first mission to orbit a main belt asteroid and the first scientific mission to use ion propulsion.  Major objectives of this mission include mapping of the surfaces of 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres,  determining its topography from stereo measurements, determining its mineralogy, measuring its elemental composition and obtaining  gravity data.  This book describes the DAWN mission, its exploration and scientific objectives, the instruments that accomplish those objectives, the operations plan and the education and outreach plan.  It is directed to those studying asteroids and the evolution of the solar system. 

This volume will be a valuable reference for anyone who uses data from the instruments of the DAWN mission.

Previously published in Space Science Reviews, Vol. 163/1-4, 2011.

Keywords

Asteroid Exploration Ceres Mapping Dawn Mission Instruments Ion Propulsion Planetary Mission Main Belt Asteroid Planetary Elemental Composition Planetary Surface Mapping Solar System Evolution Vesta Mapping

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Russell
    • 1
  • Carol Raymond
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Institute Geophysics & Planetary PhysicsUniversity of California Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4903-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4902-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4903-4
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