Where is the Spacecraft?

April 5th, 2020 - 07:03 UTC

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Total Distance Traveled

3,234,126,155 Km

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Distance from Earth

232,646,513 Km

Speed Relative to Earth

52.981 Km/Sec

Distance from Bennu

16.040 Km

Speed Relative to Bennu

0.000072 Km/Sec

Distance from Sun

0.904 AU

Speed Relative to Sun

34.276 Km/Sec


The spacecraft entered Reconnaissance C phase on February 17, 2020. During this phase, the spacecraft will perform a low-altitude flyover of site Nightingale. Observations will take place on Mar. 3, from a distance of approximately 820 ft (250 m). This will be the closest the spacecraft has ever been to asteroid Bennu’s surface. Before and after the flyover, the spacecraft will orbit Bennu at a distance of 0.6 miles (1 km).


Checkpoint rehearsal is scheduled for April 14, 2020.

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