Oct 19, 2020

This week, OSIRIS-REx wrapped up final preparations for tomorrow’s Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection event. On Oct. 13 and 17, the spacecraft performed the final phasing burns to fine tune its position for the orbit departure maneuver on TAG day, with the second maneuver being just 0.5 mm/s. Today, the mission team will uplink the final commands for the TAG event. The spacecraft will receive the official command for GO on Tuesday morning.

Where to follow along with the TAG event:

  • Tune into the NASA live show being broadcast from the Mission Support Area at 5 pm EDT.
  • Follow along on the mission’s Twitter account for live updates on the spacecraft’s activities starting at 1:45 pm EDT.
  • Watch a real-time animation here showing a simulation of the spacecraft’s activities throughout the TAG event starting at 1:20 pm EDT.

Media Contact

Erin Morton
OSIRIS-REx Communications