Monthly Archives: November 2018

Dawn mission on the asteroid belt ends

WASHINGTON – A NASA spacecraft that has visited two of the largest objects in the Solar System’s main asteroid belt is running out of fuel, ending its mission, NASA said on November 1. NASA announced that the Dawn spacecraft was silent during two communications sessions on the Deep Space Network on October 31 and November […]

NASA’s Dawn mission to the asteroid belt says goodnight

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, orbiting the asteroid Ceres, has died quietly, the space agency said Thursday. Dawn missed her scheduled recording on Wednesday. Mission officials concluded that the thruster on her thrusters was dry and Dawn could no longer control her orientation. Its antenna turned away from Earth and its radio signal was lost forever. It […]