Planets and Moons  ID: 12334

OSIRIS-REx Technology: OLA

The OSIRIS-REx mission is on a journey to study asteroid Bennu and return a sample to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) will provide a three-dimensional map of the asteroid's shape, which will allow scientists to understand the context of the asteroid's geography and the sample location. OLA is provided by the Canadian Space Agency in exchange for Canadian ownership of a portion of the returned asteroid sample.
 

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Credits

Lead Producer:
Katrina Jackson (USRA)

Producer:
Dan Gallagher (USRA)

Editor:
Katrina Jackson (USRA)

Interviewee:
Timothy Haltigin (CSA)

Animators:
Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (USRA)
Lisa Poje (USRA)
Kel Elkins (USRA)

Videographers:
John Caldwell (AIMM)
Rob Andreoli (AIMM)

Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
OSIRIS-REX

Keywords:
SVS >> Asteroid
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Lidar
SVS >> OSIRIS-REx
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Canadian Space Agency