As partial of an engineering test, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx booster prisoner this picture of a Earth and Moon regulating a NavCam1 imager on Jan 17 from a stretch of 39.5 million miles (63.6 million km). When a camera acquired a image, a booster was relocating divided from home during a speed of 19,000 miles per hour (8.5 kilometers per second).
Earth is a largest, brightest mark in a core of a image, with a smaller, dimmer Moon appearing to a right. Several constellations are also manifest in a surrounding space. The splendid cluster of stars in a top left dilemma is a Pleiades in a Taurus constellation. Hamal, a brightest star in Aries, is located in a top right dilemma of a image. The Earth-Moon complement is centered in a center of 5 stars comprising a conduct of Cetus a Whale.
NavCam1, a grayscale imager, is partial of a TAGCAMS (Touch-And-Go Camera System) navigation camera suite. Malin Space Science Systems designed, built, and tested TAGCAMS; Lockheed Martin integrated TAGCAMS to a OSIRIS-REx booster and operates TAGCAMS.
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