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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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Skygazers prepare for OSIRIS-REx to swoop past Earth

Cosmos - 13 Sep 2017
Stargazers will have a chance to get a close-up look at NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft when the three-metre-wide probe sweeps through Earth's skies for a close approach above Australia during the early morning hours of September 23, 2017.
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UA Telescope Gets First Look at OSIRIS-REx

Arizona Public Media - 14 Sep 2017
A telescope atop an Arizona mountain, run by the University of Arizona, was the first instrument to see a spacecraft operated by the UA. OSIRIS-REx has been orbiting the sun for a year and is about to get a boost from Earth to propel it toward its ...
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One year after launch, OSIRIS-REx flies by Earth

Arizona Daily Wildcat - 13 Sep 2017
OSIRIS-REx, the NASA craft tasked with asteroid sample collection, is one of the University of Arizona's biggest projects. Several UA scientists are involved in the project, many coming from the Lunar and Planetary Sciences Laboratory. Dante Lauretta ...
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Cassini is gone. What comes next?

Popular Science - 18 Sep 2017
OSIRIS-REX, Juno, and New Horizons were all funded through the New Frontiers program. NASA is currently reviewing 12 proposals and in November, will select candidates for a preliminary study, which could demonstrate the feasibility of the project and ...
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Astronomers Will Photograph Asteroid Probe During Earth Flyby

ExtremeTech - 07 Sep 2017
NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe is currently on its way to an asteroid to do some very cool science, but it has to make a quick stop by Earth first. As the probe executes a flyby of its home planet in the next few weeks, astronomers around the world will be ...
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OSIRIS-REx Successfully Adjusts Course

Space Ref (press release) - 25 Aug 2017
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft fired its thrusters to position itself on the correct course for its upcoming Earth flyby. The spacecraft, which is on a two-year outbound journey to asteroid Bennu, successfully performed a precision course adjustment on ...
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One year later: OSIRIS REx launch

Arizona Daily Wildcat - 08 Sep 2017
Today, Sept. 8, marks the one-year anniversary of the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS RE-x) launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sept. 8, 2016. OSRIS-REx is now traveling approximately 10 ...
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NASA's Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft to Slingshot Past Earth

Space Daily - 02 Sep 2017
NASA's asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security - Regolith Explorer), will pass about 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) above Earth just before 12:52 p.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 22.

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