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UPCOMING PAST

2013

  • Nov 28: C/2012 S1 (ISON) at perihelion

2014

  • 15 Apr: Vesta opposition
  • 15 Apr: Ceres opposition

2015

  • Spring: arrive at Ceres (Dawn)
  • Jul: end of primary mission (Dawn)
  • 25 Jul: Ceres opposition
  • 29 Sep: Vesta opposition

2012

  • Sep: depart Vesta (Dawn)
  • 21 Sep: C/2012 S1 (ISON) discovered
  • 09 Dec: Vesta opposition
  • 18 Dec: Ceres opposition

2011

  • 14 Feb: flyby of 9P/Tempel 1 (Stardust-NExT)
  • Jul: arrive at Vesta (Dawn)
  • 06 Aug: Vesta opposition
  • 16 Sep: Ceres opposition

2010

  • 18 Feb: Vesta opposition
  • 18 Jun: Ceres opposition
  • 20 Oct: 103P/Hartley 2 closest approach to Earth
  • 28 Oct: 103P/Hartley 2 at perihelion
  • 04 Nov: flyby of 103P/Hartley 2 (EPOXI)

2009

  • 24 Feb: Ceres opposition
  • Mar: Mars gravity assist (Dawn)

2008

  • 01 Nov: Vesta opposition

2007

  • 31 May: Vesta opposition
  • 16 Jun: Vesta perihelion
  • 30 Aug: Vesta is ~23' from Jupiter
  • 27 Sep: Dawn Launch (7:34 a.m. EDT)
  • 11 Nov: Ceres opposition

Updated: 30-Jul-2013