October 3, 2005 - Mission Status Updates from the Dawn Project Manager
The second Framing Camera was delivered to Orbital, and bench checkout completed. Both Framing Cameras are waiting integration on the spacecraft. The first Power Processing Unit (PPU) for the ion propulsion system is complete, and has been delivered to Orbital. The second PPU is in environmental testing. The three gimbal assemblies for the ion thrusters have been delivered to Orbital, and the two outboard units have been mechanically integrated on the spacecraft. Spacecraft integration and test is progressing very well.
October 3, 2005 - Framing Camera Arrives
In late August 2005, the spacecraft Framing Camera 1 arrived at Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, VA.- Learn More