Artist's concept of Dawn 
in flight. Credit Orbital.

Artist's rendering of Dawn in flight, courtesy of the spacecraft's fabricator, Orbital Sciences Corp. The mission launch has now been rescheduled for September -- see news below.

Contents  on 8 July '07


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Minor-Object News  on 8 July '07

Minor-Object Science  on 8 July '07

No science papers are known or prepared yet today.

NEOCP Activity  on 8 July '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page is currently empty

The NEOCP is currently empty and hasn't been noted by Major News as active yet today (last checked at 2355 UTC).

New MPECs  on 8 July '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2355 UTC, there has been one MPEC issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 8 July '07 >>  MPEC 2007-N21 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 8 July '07

Ten observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

B03Alter Satzberg Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2007-N21 -- 2007 LV19
H55Astronomical Research Obs. in Illinois, 5 in MPEC 2007-N21 -- 2006 SC6, 2003 FC5, 1999 DB7, 153002, 5332
A81Balzaretto Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-N21 -- 2003 HF2
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2007-N21 -- 2007 LR32, 2004 ST9, 2003 HF2, 85275
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 3 in MPEC 2007-N21 -- 2007 MB4, 2007 JZ20, 2007 DA41
H51Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 2 in MPEC 2007-N21 -- 2007 LR32, 2003 HF2
130Lumezzane Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2007-N21 -- 2007 MB24, 2007 MM13, 2007 LA15, 24443
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2007-N21 -- 2007 LR32, 86878
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-N21 -- 136818, 85275
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. in Arkansas, 8 in MPEC 2007-N21 -- 2007 MT20, 2007 MM13, 2007 LA15, 2007 LV8, 2007 HX82, 145656, 108519, 85275

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 8 July '07

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2355 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today.

Chronology  on 8 July '07

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

2146Added link to news story, "Lemmon hilltop fires are contained"
Added link to news story, "Technology helps astronomers track the night sky"
Added link to news story, "His eyes on the stars"
1653Added link to news story, "NASA's Oft-Delayed Asteroid Mission Pushed to September"
1436Grabbed MPEC 2007-N21 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
1435The NEOCP has become empty
0517Added news report, "Minor Planet Bulletin"
Added link to news story, "NASA Mission to Asteroid Belt Rescheduled for September Launch"
Added link to news story, "Manager of Monastery quarters keeps visitors fed, happy"
Added link to news story, "Dawn asteroid probe won't launch until September"