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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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OSIRIS-REx Due To Begin Asteroid Operations Soon

Arizona Public Media - 12 Jul 2018
Scientists are getting ready for another milestone moment in the University of Arizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission to outer space. The spacecraft will start the approach phase of its journey to collect soil from the asteroid Bennu. UA mission planners ...
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NASA Spacecraft Refines Course Toward Big Asteroid Bennu - 06 Jul 2018
A NASA asteroid-sampling probe remains on target for its December rendezvous with a big, potentially dangerous space rock. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aced its second major deep-space maneuver last Thursday (June 28), firing its engines to change its ...
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Successful second deep space maneuver for OSIRIS-REx confirmed

Space Daily - 04 Jul 2018
New tracking data confirms that NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully completed its second Deep Space Maneuver (DSM-2) on June 28. The thruster burn put the spacecraft on course for a series of asteroid approach maneuvers to be executed this fall ...
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Refines Its Path To Asteroid Bennu

I4U News - 07 Jul 2018
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft continues its journey to Asteroid Bennu after successfully completing its second Deep Space Maneuver on June 28. According to the space agency, the engine burn was completed as planned and kicked off a crucial series of ...
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Asteroid Sample-Return Spacecraft Are Approaching Their Targets

Scientific American - 17 Jul 2018
On August 17 a NASA craft, OSIRIS-REx, is scheduled to arrive within sight of a roughly 500-meter-wide asteroid called Bennu. These space rocks will be the focus of approximately two years of sensor surveys and efforts to collect samples for scientists ...
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Asteroid Ryugu revealed by approaching Japanese spacecraft

Spaceflight Now - 21 Jun 2018
Members of JAXA's Hayabusa 2 team and NASA's OSIRIS-REx team are collaborating in their asteroid exploration endeavors. The space agencies have agreed to share asteroid samples brought to Earth by Hayabusa 2 and OSIRIS-REx, and three U.S. ...
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Japan's Hayabusa 2 Spacecraft Nears Its Target, the Asteroid Ryugu

Scientific American - 26 Jun 2018
Japan's Hayabusa2 probe is on track to arrive at a kilometer-wide asteroid called Ryugu on June 27. On August 17 a nasa craft, OSIRIS-REx, is scheduled to arrive within sight of a roughly 500-meter-wide asteroid called Bennu. These space rocks will be ...
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NASA ambassador presents program on space missions, meteorites

Daily Tribune News - 17 Jul 2018
Thompson, who has been an ambassador since 2014, will discuss NASA's InSight mission to Mars that launched in early May and the OSIRIS-REx asteroid study and sample-return mission while participants enjoy their lunch. "With all that has been going on ...
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Interstellar visitor changes course, reveals its true nature

The Weather Network - 28 Jun 2018
If you've been following other asteroid missions, you may recognize Ryugu, because it's very similar in shape to asteroid Bennu - the target destination of NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft! OSIRIS-REx isn't close enough to Bennu yet for a direct comparison ...
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Hayabusa2 Arrives at Asteroid Ryugu

New York Times - 27 Jun 2018
NASA's Osiris-Rex mission is scheduled to arrive at asteroid Bennu later this year, and plans to return a sample of the asteroid to Earth in 2023. Advertisement. LIVE. 00:00. 3:31. Science Out There By Dennis Overbye, Jonathan Corum and Jason Drakeford ...
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Asteroid Day at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium

UANews (press release) - 22 Jun 2018
We'll have a special screening of our planetarium show "ASTEROID: MISSION EXTREME," followed by an update on the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission. The UA leads the OSIRIS-REx mission for NASA. Bring the family to join the fun on Asteroid ...

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