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Artist's concept of Dawn spacecraft's journey to Vesta and Ceres
Artist rendition of Dawn spacecraft's journey
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
    Artist's concept of Dawn spacecraft orbiting giant asteroid Vesta
Artist rendition of Dawn spacecraft orbiting Vesta
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
    Artist rendition of Dawn spacecraft orbiting Vesta
Artist rendition of Dawn spacecraft orbiting Vesta
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/McREL
    Artist rendition of Dawn spacecraft leaving Earth
Artist rendition of Dawn spacecraft leaving Earth
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/McREL
Artist rendition of Dawn spacecraft orbiting Ceres
Artist rendition of Dawn spacecraft orbiting Ceres
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/McREL
    Artist rendition of Dawn spacecraft gathering spectral data from Vesta
Artist rendition of Dawn spacecraft gathering spectral data from Vesta
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/McREL
    Artist rendition of Earth's reflection in Dawn spacecraft
Artist rendition of Earth's reflection in Dawn spacecraft
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/McREL
    Dawn Spacecraft
Dawn Spacecraft
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/McREL
Dawn Spacecraft with Hartmann background
Dawn Spacecraft with Hartmann background
Credit: Background- William K. Hartmann, Courtesy of UCLA; image-NASA/MCREL
    Spacecraft Assembly
Spacecraft Assembly
Credit: NASA/JPL
    Maneuvering the Spacecraft
Maneuvering the Spacecraft
Credit: NASA/JPL
    Spacecraft Inspection
Spacecraft Inspection
Credit: NASA/JPL
Core Structure with Ion Propulsion System Installed
Core Structure with Ion Propulsion System Installed
Credit: Orbital Sciences Corporation
    Inside view of Dawn Spacecraft
Inside View of Dawn Spacecraft
Credit: Orbital Sciences Corporation
    Xenon tank
Xenon tank - composite overwrapped pressure vessel with titanium liner
Credit: NASA/JPL
    Spacecraft after installation of high gain antenna
Spacecraft after installation of high gain antenna
Credit: NASA/JPL
Exposed interior of spacecraft showing ion propulsion system's xenon feed system
Exposed interior of spacecraft showing ion propulsion system's xenon feed system
Credit: NASA/JPL
    Spacecraft after installation of high gain antenna
Spacecraft after installation of high gain antenna
Credit: NASA/JPL
    Dawn spacecraft being moved into thermal vacuum chamber for bake-out
Dawn spacecraft being moved into thermal vacuum chamber for bake-out
Credit: NASA/JPL
    Dawn spacecraft being moved into thermal vacuum chamber for bake-out
Dawn spacecraft being moved into thermal vacuum chamber for bake-out
Credit: NASA/JPL
Dawn spacecraft in thermal vacuum chamber
Dawn spacecraft in thermal vacuum chamber
Credit: NASA/JPL
    Technicians at Astrotech preparing spacecraft for spin-balance testing
Technicians at Astrotech preparing spacecraft for spin-balance testing
Credit: NASA/KSC
    The second stage of the Delta II launch vehicle lowered toward the Delta first stage
The second stage of the Delta II launch vehicle lowered toward the Delta first stage
Credit: NASA
    Workers secure the attachments of the Dawn spacecraft onto the upper stage booster
Workers secure the attachments of the Dawn spacecraft onto the upper stage booster
Credit: NASA
Spacecaft's solar array wings are folded to fit inside nose section of protective fairing
Spacecaft's solar array wings are folded to fit inside nose section of protective fairing
Credit: NASA
    Workers guide upper transportation canister toward the spacecraft
Workers guide upper transportation canister toward the spacecraft
Credit: NASA
    On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the Dawn spacecraft is lifted alongside the mobile service tower
Credit: NASA
    Workers remove the transportation canister from around the Dawn spacecraft
Workers remove the transportation canister from around the Dawn spacecraft
Credit: NASA
Technician helps guide the second half of the fairing for installation around the Dawn spacecraft
Technician helps guide the second half of the fairing for installation around the Dawn spacecraft
Credit: NASA
    Technicians secure both halves of the fairing around the Dawn spacecraft to the upper stage booster of the Delta II rocket
Technicians secure both halves of the fairing around the Dawn spacecraft to the upper stage booster of the Delta II rocket
Credit: NASA
    The Delta II rocket stands ready for launch following rollback of the mobile service tower on Launch Pad 17B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
The Delta II rocket stands ready for launch following rollback of the mobile service tower on Launch Pad 17B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Credit: NASA
    Against a backdrop of clouds on the horizon, the Delta II rocket, carrying NASA's Dawn spacecraft, rises from the smoke and fire on the launch pad
Against a backdrop of clouds on the horizon, the Delta II rocket, carrying NASA's Dawn spacecraft, rises from the smoke and fire on the launch pad
Credit: NASA
Rising above a cloud-filled horizon, the Delta II rocket carrying the Dawn spacecraft roars into the sky
Rising above a cloud-filled horizon, the Delta II rocket carrying the Dawn spacecraft roars into the sky
Credit: NASA
    Blinking of two 14-minute exposures
Blinking of two 14-minute exposures of the Dawn spacecraft 600,000 miles from Earth
Credit: Bill Dillon