Aug 24, 2020
This week, the OSIRIS-REx mission team completed three days of scheduled spacecraft maintenance activities. The team uplinked commands on Aug. 17 for a reboot of the spacecraft’s processor in order to clear volatile memory between mission critical events (such as Matchpoint rehearsal and the Touch-And-Go sample collection event). The maintenance activities were successfully completed on Aug. 19, as the team reloaded products to volatile memory and promoted the spacecraft out of safe mode. Out of an abundance of caution, this activity was completed while the spacecraft was out of orbit and a safe distance from Bennu. Orbit reinsertion is planned for Aug. 27.