Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer Planning (OSIRIS-REx).
- Messenger, Scott
- November 18, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Keller, Lindsay, Nakamura-Messenger, Keiko, and Righter, Kevin
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
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- Scientists at ARES are preparing to curate and analyze samples from the first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid. The Origins-Spectral Interpretation- Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, was selected by NASA as the third mission in its New Frontiers Program. The robotic spacecraft will launch in 2016 and rendezvous with the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, in 2020. A robotic arm will collect at least 60 grams of material from the surface of the asteroid to be returned to Earth in 2023 for worldwide distribution by the NASA Astromaterials Curation Facility at ARES.
- Other Subject(s):
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20140017043.
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