Dawn Mission to Vesta and Ceres

@article{Russell2007DawnMT,
  title={Dawn Mission to Vesta and Ceres},
  author={C. Russell and F. Capaccioni and A. Coradini and M. C. Sanctis and W. Feldman and R. Jaumann and H. Keller and T. Mccord and L. McFadden and S. Mottola and C. Pieters and T. Prettyman and C. Raymond and M. Sykes and D. Smith and M. Zuber},
  journal={Earth, Moon, and Planets},
  year={2007},
  volume={101},
  pages={65-91}
}
The initial exploration of any planetary object requires a careful mission design guided by our knowledge of that object as gained by terrestrial observers. This process is very evident in the development of the Dawn mission to the minor planets 1 Ceres and 4 Vesta. This mission was designed to verify the basaltic nature of Vesta inferred both from its reflectance spectrum and from the composition of the howardite, eucrite and diogenite meteorites believed to have originated on Vesta. Hubble… Expand
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