MISSION OVERVIEW:
* Delta 2925 launch; 3 NSTAR Xenon (Xe) thrusters
* Cruise: one thruster at a time; Mars Gravity Assist
* Vesta: orbit at 700 and 130 km alt. 9 months
* Ceres: orbit at 885 and 130 km alt. 9 months
* 178 kg Xe to Vesta; 89 kg to Ceres
* Orbit capture with hydrazine


MISSION TRAJECTORY:



MISSION SCHEDULE:


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For more information contact C. T. Russell, ctrussell@igpp.ucla.edu.

Last updated January 19, 2001.

 
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