Dawn in orbit, rendezvous with asteroid Bennu and night flight Falcon 9

Traditional selection of several images and video space themes. The first photo was taken from the ISS. It captures the first moments of dawn, as it is observed from a height of 400 km.
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The following animation shows the process of gradually increasing the apparent brightness of the 500-meter Bennu asteroid, as if we were looking at it from an OSIRIS-REx station. It is composed of 20 frames taken from August 17 to October 1 of this year. On the day when the first frame was received, the unit was at a distance of 2.2 million km from its target. October 1 - at a distance of 192 thousand km. In just two months, OSIRIS-REx will pick up an asteroid at a distance of 20 km and we will see it in all its glory.
Dawn in orbit, rendezvous with asteroid Bennu and Falcon night flight on October 9, demonstrates Falcon, distance, made, OSIRISREx, time, personnel, board, was, you can, rocket, compiled , night

And finally, the fascinating time-lapse, where you can see the night flight of the Falcon 9 rocket, the separation of its first stage with the subsequent return to the ground platform.It is made up of frames made by photographer Jesse Watson on the evening of October 7th. During the launch of Falcon 9, Watson was located about 530 km southeast of the Vandenberg base.
Timelapse clearly demonstrates the so-called. jellyfish - the trail of a rocket, illuminated from the horizon by the sun. A similar effect can be observed during space launches, which take place shortly after sunset or before dawn.

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