- Press Release
- May 26, 2023
NEAR Mission Status Reports
NEAR Mission Status Reports – http://near.jhuapl.edu
The NEAR spacecraft continued to operate nominally in Operational Mode with Flight Computer #1 and Attitude Interface
Unit #2 in control. NEAR continues to Sun-point (GS-5). All instruments remained “ON” during this week.
NEAR is presently 161,177.2 Km from Eros (100150.7 miles).
Upcoming Spacecraft Activities:
The following are operationally significant activities planned for October-December time frame:
Nov 15 New momentum bias vector will be loaded to bias momentum prior to TCM 21
Nov 15 An RF ranging test on the FBA will be conducted
Dec 6 TCM 21 – test of TCM 20 “fix”
Dec 15 Flight Test of Rendezvous Sequence
Dec 17 NLR/MSI Co-Timing Test
Dec 20 MSI/SDC Flight Throughput Test