Sep 23, 2019
This week, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft continued to fly its frozen orbit around Bennu. The mission is currently transitioning from Orbital C phase to Reconnaissance A phase. Next week, the spacecraft will re-fly Flyby 2 of Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase, whose original operations in March were interrupted by severe weather. In two weeks, OSIRIS-REx will begin a month-long series of four flyovers of each potential sampling site.
Since October 30, 2018 (when Bennu was first visible), the spacecraft has delivered 16,485 TAGCAMS navigation images. The latest images continue to show particles surrounding the asteroid.