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View Full Version : Radiation Blast Delays NASA Spacecraft’s Arrival At Dwarf Planet Ceres



Fraser
2014-Sep-17, 06:50 PM
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft experienced technical problems in the past week that will force it to arrive at dwarf planet Ceres one month later than planned, the agency said in a statement yesterday (Sept. 16). Controllers discovered Dawn was in safe mode Sept. 11 after radiation disabled its ion engine, which uses electrical fields to “push” […]

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