Jul 30, 2018

This last week, the mission team assessed that the second week of the Launch+22 months instrument checkouts and calibrations proceeded as expected. This was the last set of checkouts and calibrations the spacecraft will execute before the beginning of Approach Phase on August 17 and the resulting Bennu imaging campaign.

Since launch on September 8, 2016, the OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft has travelled 1.73 billion km, and it has around 302 million km to travel before its scheduled arrival at Bennu on December 3.

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