OSIRIS-REx

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MISSION SUMMARY
Mission: OSIRIS-REx
Mission type: Asteroid sample return
Launch date: September 2016
Return date: 2023
Launch vehicle: Atlas V
Launch site: Cape Canaveral, FL
Mission duration: 7 years, 505 days at asteroid
Status: En route
Overview: Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) will study and return a sample of asteroid 101955 Bennu, a carbonaceous asteroid, to Earth for detailed analyses in 2023. Material returned is expected to enable scientists to learn more about the time before the formation and evolution of the Solar System, initial stages of planet formation, and the source of organic compounds which led to the formation of life.

WEB RESOURCES
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NASA/JPL Links
OSIRIS-REx - NASA
OSIRIS-REx - NASA Science
OSIRIS-REx - Solar System Exploration
101955 Bennu - NEO

Univ of Arizona
OSIRIS-REx - Mission, FAQs, News

Wikipedia
OSIRIS-REx
Asteroid 101955 Bennu

Other Links
Asteroids - Solar System Exploration

 

NASA Missions

NASA Solar System

MULTIMEDIA
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IMAGES______________________

OSIRIS-REx-Spacecraft-at-Bennu.png OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at Bennu

Social-Media-Card-Spacecraft-Image.png Spacecraft instruments

MOVIES ___________________

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OSIRIS-REx-OutboundCruise-tn.png OSIRIS-REx outbound cruise and gravity assist

INTERACTIVES______________

SS-simulator.jpg Solar System Simulator - JPL

logo-eotss-main.png Eyes on the Universe - JPL

MapAPlanet-banner.jpg Map a Planet - USGS

Documents and PowerPoints
Fact sheet.pdf

Related MGGP Links
Asteroids

 

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