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  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Begins Asteroid Operations Campaign

    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Begins Asteroid Operations Campaign
    August 24, 2018 -
    After an almost two-year journey, NASA’s asteroid sampling spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, caught its first glimpse of asteroid Bennu last week and began the final approach toward its target. Kicking off the mission’s asteroid operations...

  • Successful Second Deep Space Maneuver for OSIRIS-REx Confirmed

    Successful Second Deep Space Maneuver for OSIRIS-REx Confirmed
    July 3, 2018 -
    New tracking data confirms that NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully completed its second Deep Space Maneuver (DSM-2) on June 28. The thruster burn put the spacecraft on course for a series of asteroid approach maneuvers to be...

  • OSIRIS-REx Executes Second Deep Space Maneuver

    OSIRIS-REx Executes Second Deep Space Maneuver
    June 28, 2018 -
    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft executed its second Deep Space Maneuver today, which put the spacecraft on course for its scheduled arrival at the asteroid Bennu in December. The mission team will continue to examine telemetry and...

  • A long, long way from home…

    A long, long way from home…
    February 14, 2018 -
      As part of an engineering test, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captured this image of the Earth and Moon using its NavCam1 imager on January 17 from a distance of 39.5 million miles (63.6 million km).  When the camera acquired...

  • NASA Selects Participating Scientists to Join OSIRIS-REx Mission

    NASA Selects Participating Scientists to Join OSIRIS-REx Mission
    December 8, 2017 -
    NASA has selected 13 participating scientists for the agency’s first asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security – Regolith Explorer). The goal of the...

  • OSIRIS-REx Images Earth and the Moon in Color

    OSIRIS-REx Images Earth and the Moon in Color
    October 10, 2017 -
        This color composite image of Earth and the Moon was taken Oct. 2, 2017 (ten days after OSIRIS-REx performed its Earth Gravity Assist maneuver), using MapCam, the mid-range scientific camera onboard the spacecraft....

  • OSIRIS-REx Images the Moon

    OSIRIS-REx Images the Moon
    October 3, 2017 -
    Three days after its Earth flyby, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft examined the Moon using its high-resolution PolyCam imager. This image was produced using data taken Sept. 25, when the spacecraft was approximately 746,000 miles (1.2 million...

  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Snaps Pictures of Earth and the Moon

    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Snaps Pictures of Earth and the Moon
    September 28, 2017 -
    The first image taken by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft after completion of its Earth Gravity Assist maneuver on Sept. 22, 2017, cropped to show in greater detail the spacecraft’s view of Earth from 69,000 miles (110,000 kilometers)....

  • OSIRIS-REx Views the Earth During Flyby

    OSIRIS-REx Views the Earth During Flyby
    September 26, 2017 -
    A color composite image of Earth taken on Sept. 22 by the MapCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. This image was taken just hours after the spacecraft completed its Earth Gravity Assist at a range of approximately 106,000...

  • NASA’S OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Slingshots Past Earth

    NASA’S OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Slingshots Past Earth
    September 22, 2017 -
    NASA’s asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth’s gravity on Friday to slingshot itself on a path toward the asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August. At 12:52 p.m. EDT on Sept. 22, the OSIRIS-REx (Origins,...

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