Planets and Moons  Universe  ID: 12318

Bennu Arrival

After traveling through space for more than 2 years and over 2 billion kilometers, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft arrived at its destination, asteroid Bennu, on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. The spacecraft will spend almost a year surveying the asteroid with five scientific instruments with the goal of selecting a location that is safe and scientifically interesting to collect the sample. OSIRIS-REx will return the sample to Earth in September 2023.
 

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NASA.gov

https://www.asteroidmission.org/


Credits

Dante Lauretta (University of Arizona): Lead Scientist
Bashar Rizk (University of Arizona): Scientist
Daniella DellaGiustina (University of Arizona/LPL): Scientist
David Ladd (USRA): Producer
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
OSIRIS-REX

Keywords:
SVS >> Asteroid
SVS >> Camera
SVS >> OSIRIS-REx
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
NASA Science >> Universe
SVS >> Bennu
SVS >> Video
SVS >> OCAMS
SVS >> PolyCam
SVS >> Rotation
SVS >> Approach
SVS >> Carbonaceous Asteroid