Sep 08, 2020
OSIRIS-REx remains in a frozen, safe-home orbit around Bennu, and the spacecraft is flying approximately 900 meters above the asteroid’s surface. Today, OSIRIS-REx celebrates four years since launch. On September 8, 2016 the spacecraft departed from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and began its seven-year roundtrip journey. Today also marks exactly 6 weeks (42 days) until the mission’s first sample collection attempt on Oct. 20.