Dec 03, 2018

On Dec. 3, the spacecraft completed its 2 billion km outbound journey and arrived at the asteroid Bennu. At a distance of 19 km from Bennu, the spacecraft executed a maneuver (M1P) to turn and fly over the asteroid’s north pole, beginning the mission’s Preliminary Survey phase and asteroid proximity operations.

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