[meteorite-list] Meteorite related: Live! OSIRIS-REx Checkpoint Rehearsal April 14

From: Dolores Hill <dhill_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 16:44:30 -0700
Message-ID: <8860c733-2668-355d-c893-d46063704ef4_at_lpl.arizona.edu>

Greetings Meteorite_List Friends,

Tomorrow is a very important milestone for the OSIRIS-REx mission!

The OSIRIS-REx team will conduct its first Checkpoint Rehearsal over the
Nightingale Site on asteroid Bennu. This includes conducting the full
sequence from departing from "safe-home" orbit to arranging the solar
arrays into their "Y-wing" configuration, fully deploying the TAGSAM
arm, and moving to the "Matchpoint" close to Bennu's surface. In
addition, the team will confirm the important Natural Feature Tracking
navigation system and acquire more images for the onboard atlas of rocks
and features.

Some of you have followed us since the beginning of the mission and some
are new supporters. Thank you for your loyal support! _We invite you all
to join us for a live play-by-play on Twitter. Coverage begins April 14?
2:45 PM EDT at https://twitter.com/OSIRISREx._

For more details on the Checkpoint Maneuver see:

We hope that all of you are doing well and that you and your families
are staying healthy! We look forward to resuming in-person outreach
activities and seeing some of you soon.

Best regards, clear skies, and _onward to Bennu for amazing samples_!
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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