Feb 24, 2020
This week, OSIRIS-REx entered Reconnaissance C phase operations. The spacecraft remains in its 1.2 km safe-home orbit. The precision of the orbit recapture maneuver (R2R) – performed on Feb. 12 – allowed the team to waive the three trim burns that were originally scheduled for this week.
The team is preparing for the Recon C flyover of site Nightingale. The low-altitude pass is scheduled for Mar. 3, during which the spacecraft will fly as close as 250 m over Nightingale and perform science observations in preparation for the sample collection event.