Aug 31, 2020
This week, OSIRIS-REx reentered orbit around asteroid Bennu. Over the past two weeks, the spacecraft has performed four separate maneuvers to navigate back towards Bennu. The final maneuver executed on Aug. 27, and placed OSIRIS-REx into its safe-home orbit. The spacecraft had previously left orbit in order to perform Matchpoint rehearsal and complete last week’s scheduled spacecraft maintenance activities. The next time OSIRIS-REx leaves orbit, it will be to collect a sample from site Nightingale on Oct. 20.