Mar 29, 2021

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft continues to slowly approach asteroid Bennu – traveling approximately 6 cm/s – and is currently about 30 km from the asteroid. On Mar. 20, the spacecraft performed a third navigation maneuver to continue its journey back to Bennu for the final flyover on Apr. 7. OSIRIS-REx executed a fourth navigation maneuver on Mar. 27, which adjusted the spacecraft’s trajectory to target the location of the fifth and final maneuver. This fifth maneuver is scheduled for Apr. 4, and will place the spacecraft on the precise trajectory for the final flyby.

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