Cape Canaveral Pad 17B from where 
Dawn will launch. Credit: NASA/Amanda Diller

Undated photo of mobile service towers, or gantries, at Pads 17-A and (right) 17-B at Cape Canaveral where NASA's Dawn mission will launch. The mission reports that during 28 May to 1 June, "the Dawn spacecraft was moved to the fueling area at Astrotech." Florida Today reports a launch delay (see below). Credit: NASA/Amanda Diller.


Contents  on 4 June '07

WELCOME to A/CC's prototype daily news publication designed to be the viewing end of a planned autonomous 24-hour news service. The new tools and this publication format are working well enough now to share with readers. It is expected that this approach will require less time to maintain than our previous news and small asteroid pages, which were retired on May 14th. There's still more development ahead and there probably will be some glitches along the way, but this is what's needed to keep up with the increasing pace of minor-object news. The CRT page will be maintained separately for a little while longer, until all of this is working smoothly. And the CRT and small-asteroid ephemerides will be kept going.

Minor-Object News  on 4 June '07

Minor-Object Science  on 4 June '07

NEOCP Activity  on 4 June '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings: 2 new

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new listings. Both of these were "one nighters." This listing info is unchanged since when checked at 0106 UTC on today.

New MPECs  on 4 June '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

There was one MPEC issued this day from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


<< DOU on 4 June '07 >>  MPEC 2007-L07 - "06:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 4 June '07

Four observing facilities appeared in this day's MPECs.

A06Mataro Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2007-L07 -- 2005 AD13
A53Peschiera del Garda Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2007-L07 -- 2007 FV42, 2006 KE89, 2005 AD13, 2002 KF4
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. in Arkansas, 7 in MPEC 2007-L07 -- 2007 JJ35, 2007 DB83, 2006 WE129, 1998 UL1, 145656, 86829, 40267
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-L07 -- 2004 KH17

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 4 June '07

There was no risk monitoring news to report on this day.

Chronology  on 4 June '07

Times are UTC for when the items were noted by Major News.

1833Added news report, "Book reports"
Added link to news story, "Pad 17A crane to be fixed mid-week"
Added link to news story, "NASA to enter new Dawn in probing space's origins"
1444Added MOS paper, "Gemini Observations of Disks and Jets in Young Stellar Objects and in Active Galaxies" - see above
1443Grabbed MPEC 2007-L07 - Daily Orbit Update - see above