Comet in the SkyFull View of Asteroid Vestasimulated astroid heading towards earth, globe, Pacific Oceanasteroid Bennu taken by NASAÕs OSIRIS-REx spacecraftComet 67P, 19/09/2014
asteroid Bennu taken by NASAÕs OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
Code Number:
UPAD01_003
Title:
asteroid Bennu taken by NASAÕs OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
This image was taken shortly after NASAÕs OSIRIS-REx spacecraft performed its second orbital insertion maneuver. From this vantage point in orbit, half of the astroid is in sunlight and the other half is in the suns shadow. BennuÕs biggest boulder can be seen protruding from the southern hemisphere. The image was taken by NavCam 1, one of three navigation cameras that were installed on the spacecraftÕs TAGCAMS (the Touch-and-Go Camera System) suite. From this distance, details as small as 0.5 meters (1.6 feet) in size can be seen.

This second orbital phase of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, known as Orbital B, set the record for the closest altitude a spacecraft has orbited a body in our Solar System. The spacecraft is now in a circular orbit with Bennu. The TAGCAMS suste, was designed, built and tested by Malin Space Science Systems; Lockheed Martin integrated the TAGCAMS system onto OSIRIS-REx and also operates TAGCAMS.

Date Taken: June 13/06/2019
Distance (altitude): 690 meters (0.4 miles)
Photographic equipment: TAGCAMS (NavCam 1)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin
Keywords:
Planetesimals, Space, Universe, Astronomy
Image by:
NASA

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