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The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Secu...

wikipedia - 12 Sep 2016
The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) is a NASA asteroid study and sample return mission. The launch occurred on 8 September 2016. Its mission is to study asteroid 101955 Bennu, a carbonaceous asteroid, and return a sample to Earth in 2023 for detailed analysis. The material returned is expected to enable scientists to learn more about the formation and evolution of the Solar System, its initial stages of planet formation, and t
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Marshall Space Flight Center: Test Site for NASA's Rockets

Space.com - 23 Jan 2018
The New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, Juno's mission to Jupiter, and OSIRIS-Rex, the first U.S. mission to return a sample of an asteroid, are all New Frontiers missions. Marshall also plays a role in the International Space Station ...
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Asteroid missions on track to reach their destinations in 2018

Spaceflight Now - 18 Jan 2018
Pioneering spacecraft from NASA and the Japanese space agency promise to reveal two unexplored asteroids later this year, officials said Wednesday, beginning surveys that will culminate in daring descents to capture samples for return to Earth, where ...
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Both finalists for NASA's next exploration mission have UA ties

Arizona Daily Star - 01 Jan 2018
If this sounds familiar, that's because the UA is leading the OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu to complete a similar mission. Both Zega, an OSIRIS-REx collaborator, and Dante Lauretta, the OSIRIS-REx principal investigator, will participate in ...
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With end of Atlas V planned, ULA assumes responsibility for ...

SpaceFlight Insider - 22 Jan 2018
United Launch Alliance Atlas V 411 with NASA OSIRIS-REx mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral's SLC-41 at the very opening of the mission's launch window at 7:05 p.m. EDT (23:05 GMT). Photo Credit: Laurel Ann Whitlock / SpaceFlight Insider. Colorado ...
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7 of The Most Epic Space Events You Should Get Ready For in 2018

ScienceAlert - 25 Dec 2017
Were you excited about Rosetta and Philae and their rendezvous with and subsequent research on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko? Well, boy, you're going to love 2018! We have not one, but two asteroid landers due to meet their targets this year. In June ...
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2018: The year of the solar system explorer

Axios - 04 Jan 2018
An artist's concept of NASA's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security - Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft. Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. If you're in the mood for adventures in space, then 2018 should leave ...
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Tiny Telescope to Scan Dwarf Stars For Signs of Life Support

Geek - 16 Jan 2018
The latest SESE offering follows in the footsteps of the OSIRIS-REx Thermal Emission Spectrometer (OTES), expected for arrival on asteroid Bennu in August. Researchers are also working on the Phoenix CubeSat (to study local climate effects on cities on ...
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Eyes in the Skies

New York Times - 12 Jan 2018
Q. Instead of sending space probes to distant planets, is it possible to land a powerful camera or another instrument on a comet or asteroid — and have it send back information as it travels through space? A. “It is certainly possible to land a camera ...
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Tech Thursday: The world in 2018 part 3

Alberton Record. - 18 Jan 2018
NASA's OSIRIS-REx to survey asteroid Bennu. NASA's OSIRIS-REx will travel to a near-Earth asteroid called Bennu and bring a small sample back to Earth for study. The mission launched on 8 September 2016, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The ...
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We'll be watching the skies, plus a lot more, this year

Science News - 10 Jan 2018
Maria Temming describes a neural network designed to spot overlooked planets circling other stars. The researchers behind the algorithm plan to apply it to more than 150,000 stars. On top of all that, NASA's InSight mission is expected to reach Mars ...
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Natural disasters cost a record-shattering $306 billion in 2017

Axios - 08 Jan 2018
An artist's concept of NASA's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security - Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft. Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. If you're in the mood for adventures in space, then 2018 should leave ...
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Maurizio Pajola, scienziato Inaf per Osiris-Rex | MEDIA INAF

Media Inaf - 09 Jan 2018
Il giovane ricercatore veneto affiancherà Elisabetta Dotto dell'Inaf di Roma e John Robert Brucato dell'Inaf di Firenze, già membri nel team italiano che partecipa alla missione. Da quando la sonda Nasa raggiungerà l'asteroide Bennu fino al 2021 farà ...

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