Mar 26, 2018
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft continued to operate nominally this last week. The extended calibration opportunity for the OCAMS and TAGCAMS instruments began on March 15 and ran through March 24. This exercise allowed both instruments to run through a full slate of imaging activities in advance of asteroid proximity operations, which start later this summer.
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently travelling 5.57 km/sec (20,052 km/hr) relative to Earth.