Jun 04, 2018
OSIRIS-REx continued nominal operations in support of Outbound Cruise Phase this week, and the spacecraft team is planning Deep Space Maneuver-2 — the last significant maneuver before Approach Phase — scheduled for June 28. The instrument teams are planning the Launch+22 month instrument checkouts, which will execute in mid-July.
The range between OSIRIS-REx and Bennu is currently 8.5 million km. Because both the spacecraft and the asteroid are orbiting the Sun, OSIRIS-REx has 417 million km left to travel before arriving at Bennu in December.