OSIRIS-REx Match Point Maneuver
The mission has planned for at least two rehearsals prior to OSIRIS-REx collecting a sample of material from Bennu’s surface. In the first rehearsal, OSIRIS-REx will practice leaving its orbit, maneuvering to a pre-defined Checkpoint located 125 m above the sample site, and then returning to orbit. The second rehearsal will take the spacecraft from orbit to a Matchpoint, where it will hover over the sampling location before a return to orbit.
Credit: NASA Goddard
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