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  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Takes Closer Image of Jupiter

    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Takes Closer Image of Jupiter
    February 15, 2017 -
    During Earth-Trojan asteroid search operations, the PolyCam imager aboard NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captured this image of Jupiter (center) and three of its moons, Callisto (left), Io, and Ganymede. The image, which shows the...

  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Takes Its First Image of Jupiter

    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Takes Its First Image of Jupiter
    February 14, 2017 -
    This magnified, cropped image showing Jupiter and three of its moons was taken by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s MapCam instrument during optical navigation testing for the mission’s Earth-Trojan Asteroid Search. The image...

  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Begins Earth-Trojan Asteroid Search

    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Begins Earth-Trojan Asteroid Search
    February 9, 2017 -
    A NASA spacecraft begins its search Thursday for an enigmatic class of near-Earth objects known as Earth-Trojan asteroids. OSIRIS-REx, currently on a two-year outbound journey to the asteroid Bennu, will spend almost two weeks searching...

  • PI BLOG: Searching For the Earth-Trojan Asteroids

    PI BLOG:  Searching For the Earth-Trojan Asteroids
    January 19, 2017 -
    The OSIRIS-REx mission will take advantage of our fortuitous trajectory to search for an elusive class of asteroids that may be the remnants of the building blocks of the Earth. Since our launch on September 8, 2016, spacecraft operations...

  • Successful Deep Space Maneuver for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

    Successful Deep Space Maneuver for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft
    January 17, 2017 -
    New tracking data confirms that NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aced its first Deep Space Maneuver (DSM-1) on Dec. 28, 2016. The engine burn sets up the spacecraft for an Earth gravity assist this fall as it continues its two-year journey...

  • OSIRIS-REx Executes First Deep Space Maneuver

    OSIRIS-REx Executes First Deep Space Maneuver
    December 28, 2016 -
    NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft executed its first Deep Space Maneuver today, putting it on course for an Earth flyby in September 2017. The team will continue to examine telemetry and tracking data as it becomes available at the current...

  • NASA Mission to Search for Rare Asteroids

    NASA Mission to Search for Rare Asteroids
    December 12, 2016 -
    NASA’s first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth will be multitasking during its two-year outbound cruise to the asteroid Bennu. On Feb. 9-20, the OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and...

  • PI BLOG: OSIRIS-REX SPACECRAFT CHECK OUT AND EARLY CRUISE PHASE ACTIVITIES

    PI BLOG:  OSIRIS-REX SPACECRAFT CHECK OUT AND EARLY CRUISE PHASE ACTIVITIES
    November 14, 2016 -
    It has been awhile since I posted anything to this site. The launch of OSIRIS-REx was such an amazing, emotional experience; it took me about a month to come back down to Earth (pun intended). I have now settled into a normal work routine...

  • NASA Tests Thrusters on Journey to Asteroid Bennu

    NASA Tests Thrusters on Journey to Asteroid Bennu
    October 7, 2016 -
    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft fired its Trajectory Correction Maneuver (TCM) thrusters for the first time Friday in order to slightly adjust its trajectory on the outbound journey from Earth to the asteroid Bennu. The spacecraft’s...

  • NASA’s Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft Aces Instrument Check

    NASA’s Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft Aces Instrument Check
    September 26, 2016 -
    Its science instruments have been powered on, and NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft continues on its journey to an asteroid. The spacecraft has passed its initial instrument check with flying colors as it speeds toward a 2018 rendezvous with...

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