Jan 29, 2018

This last week the team uploaded new flight software for the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) to the spacecraft and conducted an instrument checkout, which confirmed that it is operating as expected.  On the ground, the spacecraft’s instrument scientists and engineers met at the OREx Science Processing and Operations Center (SPOC) at the University of Arizona to help finalize the mission’s science operations schedule of activities, which will begin in August 2018.

The spacecraft is currently travelling approximately 29,072 km/hr (18,064 mph) relative to Earth.

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Erin Morton
OSIRIS-REx Communications