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  • NASA’s Asteroid Sample Return Mission Successfully Adjusts Course

    NASA’s Asteroid Sample Return Mission Successfully Adjusts Course
    August 25, 2017 -
    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft fired its thrusters to position itself on the correct course for its upcoming Earth flyby. The spacecraft, which is on a two-year outbound journey to asteroid Bennu, successfully performed a precision course...

  • OSIRIS-REx Experts Featured in Asteroid Day Celebration

    OSIRIS-REx Experts Featured in Asteroid Day Celebration
    June 13, 2017 -
    Join the OSIRIS-REx mission and the University of Arizona for a special Asteroid Day presentation on Tuesday, June 27, featuring six experts exploring the most up-to-date asteroid science. Moderated by television host Geoff Notkin from the...

  • OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Search Tests Instruments, Science Team

    OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Search Tests Instruments, Science Team
    March 24, 2017 -
    During an almost two-week search, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission team activated the spacecraft’s MapCam imager and scanned part of the surrounding space for elusive Earth-Trojan asteroids—objects that scientists believe may exist in one...

  • 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...

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