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NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft goes out of fuel in the asteroid belt – Spaceflight Now

Artist's concept of the Dawn spacecraft with an ion engine burn. NASA / JPL-Caltech NASA's Dawn spacecraft ran out of…

Artist’s concept of the Dawn spacecraft with an ion engine burn. NASA / JPL-Caltech NASA’s Dawn spacecraft ran out of fuel Wednesday and stopped sending to the ground and ended an 11-year mission that explored the two largest objects in the asteroid belt and put several entries in space historians’ annals. Dawn failed to contact …

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