May 11, 2020

The spacecraft is currently in a terminator orbit around Bennu – traveling 1 km above the asteroid’s surface. The accuracy of the orbit insertion maneuver (TR1R4) – performed on Apr. 30 – allowed the team to waive the two trim burns that were originally scheduled for next week.

Since launch in 2016, the spacecraft has traveled over 3 billion kilometers and the current one way light time is approximately 13 minutes.

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