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November 9, 2012
(05/28/2007) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --At Astrotech's Payload Processing Facility, technicians check the progress of the shipping container as it is lowered around the Dawn spacecraft. Dawn will be moved to the Hazardous Processing Facility for fueling. Dawn is scheduled to launch June 30 aboard a Delta II rocket from Launch Complex 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Dawn's mission is to explore two of the asteroid belt's most intriguing and dissimilar occupants: asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser