Jun 29, 2020

This week, the OSIRIS-REx mission team completed three days of scheduled spacecraft maintenance activities. The team uplinked commands on Jun. 22 for a reboot of the spacecraft’s processor in order to clear volatile memory between mission critical events (such as Checkpoint and Matchpoint rehearsals). The maintenance activities were successfully completed on Jun. 24, as the team reloaded products to volatile memory and promoted the spacecraft out of safe mode. Out of an abundance of caution, this activity was completed while the spacecraft was out of orbit and a safe distance from Bennu. Orbit reinsertion is planned for Jul. 9.

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Erin Morton
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