Planets and Moons  ID: 20286

OSIRIS-REx Mission Design: Cruise and Arrival Animations

After launching from Earth on September 8, 2016, OSIRIS-REx spent over two years on its outbound cruise to asteroid Bennu. It approached the asteroid in August 2018 and captured the first visible-light images of Bennu using its long-range camera, PolyCam. OSIRIS-REx officially arrived at Bennu on December 3, 2018, and began studying the asteroid in preparation for sample collection in 2020.

Animation Credits

Walt Feimer (KBRwyle): Lead Animator
Michael Lentz (USRA): Animator
Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (USRA): Animator
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Lead Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Lead Technical Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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