The Dawn spacecraft being separated 
from its launcher. Credit NASA KSC.

Atop the gantry at Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday, the Dawn spacecraft was removed from its Delta II launcher second stage to be stored until a new launch window opens during September and October. Credit: NASA KSC.

Contents  on 24 July '07


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Minor-Object News  on 24 July '07

There is no news to report yet today (none found or none prepared).

Minor-Object Science  on 24 July '07

NEOCP Activity  on 24 July '07

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

When last checked at 2357 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two updated listings.

To learn how observers use the NEOCP, see Suno Observatory's Practical guide on how to observe NEOCP object.

New MPECs  on 24 July '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2357 UTC, there has been one MPEC issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 24 July '07 >>  MPEC 2007-O41 - "06:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 24 July '07

Six observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

H55Astronomical Research Obs. in Illinois, 7 in MPEC 2007-O41 -- 2007 KW2, 2007 MM13, 2007 LV19, 2007 HD70, 2003 BB43, 2001 MT18, 2001 FA1
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPEC 2007-O41 -- 2003 MT9, 145656, 85275
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 2 in MPEC 2007-O41 -- 2007 HD15, 2007 GZ5
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2007-O41 -- 2007 EN26, 2007 MT20, 2007 LV8
094Simeis Astrophysical Obs. in Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2007-O41 -- 2007 DT103
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 1 in MPEC 2007-O41 -- 2007 EX

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 24 July '07

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2357 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today.

Chronology  on 24 July '07

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

1422Added MOS paper, "12 and 18 micron images of dust surrounding HD 32297" - see above
Added MOS paper, "A Ring of Warm Dust in the HD 32297 Debris Disk" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Collisional Velocities and Rates in Resonant Planetesimal Belts" - see above
Added MOS paper, "The Circumstellar Structure and Excitation Effects around the Massive Protostar Cepheus A HW 2" - see above
Added MOS paper, "The Hot Inner Disk of FU Ori" - see above
1411Grabbed MPEC 2007-O41 - Daily Orbit Update - see above