Apr 29, 2019

This last week was the first week of Detailed Survey: Equatorial Stations phase. Each week during this phase, the spacecraft will observe Bennu from a different Local Solar Time (LST) station. At each station, the spacecraft will be centered on the equator at a distance of 5 km and will observe the asteroid for one full Bennu rotation (4.3 hours). On April 25, the spacecraft took observations from Station 1, located at 3:00 pm LST, with MapCam, OVIRS, OTES and OLA.

Continued analysis of NavCam 1 images detected that another particle ejection event occurred on April 19. The study of the events and their causes is ongoing.

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