Sep 28, 2020

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft remains in a steady, safe-home orbit around Bennu. Navigation activities will continue to focus on positioning the spacecraft for the Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection event on Oct. 20.

This week, the mission released a new science result, announcing that pieces of asteroid Vesta appear to be on the surface of asteroid Bennu. Read more about the discovery here.

Mission leaders also participated in the “Countdown to TAG” media briefing on Sep. 24. The discussion focused on the details of NASA’s first attempt to collect a sample from an asteroid. Recorded audio from the briefing can be downloaded here. Read more about the mechanics of TAG here.

Media Contact

Erin Morton
OSIRIS-REx Communications