January 3, 2018 — Dawn Flight Team Planning for New Activities

The Dawn flight team is hard at work developing methods to fly Dawn much closer to Ceres than it has ever been. The December Dawn Journal describes some of the plans.

Meanwhile, the spacecraft is healthy as it continues in its high-altitude elliptical orbit. Over the course of the day today, the spacecraft will climb from 23,400 miles (37,600 kilometers) to 23,700 miles (38,200 kilometers). It will reach the crest of its orbit at 24,030 miles (38,670 kilometers) on Jan. 6.