One spacecraft, two destinations, thanks to our ion propulsion system
Dawn Mission, a NASA Discovery Program mission, the first true spaceship with two ports of call, the most massive objects in the asteroid belt: Vesta and Ceres. The mission arrived at giant asteroid Vesta in July 2011, orbiting gathering data until September, 2012. It is not on the way to dwarf planet Ceres, where it will arrive in April of 2015.
Site managed by Dawn's Education and Communications team.