Mar 23, 2020

This week, OSIRIS-REx continued Reconnaissance C phase operations. The spacecraft is currently orbiting asteroid Bennu at a distance of approximately 872 meters with an orbital period of 20 hours.

In response to COVID-19, project leadership is prioritizing the safety of the team by maximizing remote work.

Mar. 17 marked 1,286 days in flight, which is the halfway point of the spacecraft’s journey in space. When the Sample Return Capsule (SRC) is delivered to Earth on Sep. 24, 2023, the spacecraft will have been in flight for 2,572 days.

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Erin Morton
OSIRIS-REx Communications