Planets and Moons  ID: 12282

OSIRIS-REx Technology: REXIS

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission launches in September 2016 and plans to return a sample of asteroid Bennu to Earth in 2023. This video profiles a student-built instrument aboard the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft called REXIS - the Regolith X-Ray Imaging Spectrometer. The purpose of REXIS is to collect and image fluorescent X-rays emitted by the asteroid, which will give scientists information regarding atomic elements that comprise it.
 

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David Ladd (USRA): Lead Producer
David Ladd (USRA): Lead Video Editor
Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (USRA): Lead Animator
David Ladd (USRA): Animator
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Lead Videographer
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Mission:
OSIRIS-REX

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OSIRIS-REx Technology

Keywords:
SVS >> Asteroid
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> OSIRIS-REx
SVS >> Spectrometer
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Bennu