Star Tracker First Image

This is the first image from the OSIRIS-REx star tracker taken on Monday, Sept. 12. Similar to the way early sailors used the stars to navigate, the star tracker on OSIRIS-REx takes images of the stars and compares them to an on-board catalogue, which then tells the spacecraft navigation systems its attitude, or which way it is pointing.

Date Taken: Sept. 12, 2016

Instrument Used: Star Tracker

Credit: NASA


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