NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Stops Communicating With Earth

Credit: Dawn: NASA
Dawn, NASA’s 11-year mission to the asteroid belt, may finally have reached its sunset. The spacecraft missed scheduled communications sessions with the NASA Deep Space Network on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. NASA’s flight team concluded that Dawn ran out of the hydrazine fuel that pointed its antennae to...

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