[meteorite-list] meteorite-related: Aug. 11 OSIRIS-REx Live Matchpoint Rehearsal

From: Dolores Hill <dhill_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 01:59:14 -0700
Message-ID: <11188caf-4f59-10fd-f931-28d7ec098d69_at_lpl.arizona.edu>

Greetings Meteorite-friends!

Tomorrow is a very important milestone for the OSIRIS-REx mission - the
final rehearsal before sample collection! We invite you all to join us
for a live play-by-play on Twitter August 11 at 2:30 EDT on
Twitter at osirisrex (https://twitter.com/OSIRISREx)

The OSIRIS-REx team will conduct its Matchpoint Maneuver Rehearsal over
the Nightingale Site on asteroid Bennu. There will be a 16 minute
one-way communication delay between the spacecraft and Earth. So the
event commands will be uploaded to the spacecraft and the maneuver will
be conducted autonomously. The low gain antenna will transmit data to
Earth with images and science data downlinked when the rehearsal is

For more details on the Matchpoint Maneuver see:

We hope that all of you are doing well and that you and your families
are staying healthy!

Best regards and onward to Bennu!
Dolores Hill

Dolores H. Hill Sr. Research Specialist Lunar & Planetary Laboratory 
Kuiper Space Sciences Bldg. #92 The University of Arizona 1629 E. 
University Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85721 http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/ OSIRIS-REx 
Asteroid Sample Return Mission Communication & Public Engagement Team 
Lead OSIRIS-REx Ambassadors program Co-lead OSIRIS-REx Target Asteroids! 
citizen science program Co-coordinator Target NEOs! observing program of 
the Astronomical League Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers - 
Meteorite Section http://osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu/ 
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