# The Dawn Mission: Ion Rockets and Spiral Orbits

In this ion rocket and orbits learning exercise, students read about the spiral orbit the Dawn spacecraft took due to its ion rocket motor. Students solve 3 problems including finding the path taken by the spacecraft, determining the total path length, finding the average speed during its journey and determining the total distance traveled by the spacecraft.

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