Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Bennu during Orbital A phase (2)

Bennu during Orbital A phase (2)
Bennu during Orbital A phase (2) During Orbital A phase, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s NavCam 1 navigation camera regularly Bennu’s surface, even though its scientific camera suite (OCAMS) was not collecting data. The navigation team uses these “OpNav” (short for optical navigation) images to monitor the spacecraft’s close orbit around the asteroid. The photo has an exposure time of 1.4 milliseconds and was captured from a distance of 1.6 kilometers. The large boulder at center is about 50 meters across. NASA / GSFC / UA / Lockheed Martin

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