Planets and Moons  ID: 13745

OSIRIS-REx Touches Asteroid Bennu

Captured on Oct. 20, during the OSIRIS-REx mission’s Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection event, this series of 82 images shows the SamCam imager’s field of view as the NASA spacecraft approaches and touches down on asteroid Bennu’s surface. The sampling event brought the spacecraft all the way down to sample site Nightingale, and the team on Earth received confirmation of successful touchdown at 6:08 pm EDT. Preliminary data show the sampling head touched Bennu’s surface for approximately 6 seconds, after which the spacecraft performed a back-away burn.
 

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James Tralie (ADNET):
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Kel Elkins (USRA):
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Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (USRA):
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Walt Feimer (KBRwyle):
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Michael Lentz (USRA):
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Erin Morton (The University of Arizona):
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Nancy Neal-Jones (NASA/GSFC):
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Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET):
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Mission:
OSIRIS-REX

Keywords:
SVS >> Sample Return
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> OSIRIS-REx
SVS >> TAG
SVS >> Bennu
SVS >> Asteroid
SVS >> HDTV