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Engineers from Dutch Space lie underneath the Dawn spacecraft to examine the repairs under process on damage made to the solar array panel.

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

At Astrotech, engineers from Dutch Space lie underneath the Dawn spacecraft to examine the repairs under process on damage made to the solar array panel. The damage occurred on June 11 from a technician's tool during a procedure to prepare Dawn for spin-balance testing. The size of the affected area is about 2.5 inches by 2 inches. There is no impact to the launch date of July 7. Dawn's goal is to characterize the conditions and processes of the solar system's earliest epoch 4.5 billion years ago by investigating in detail two of the largest asteroids, Ceres and Vesta. They reside between Mars and Jupiter in the asteroid belt. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton

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  • Title: Engineers from Dutch Space lie underneath the Dawn spacecraft to examine the repairs under process on damage made to the solar array panel.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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