TAGSAM Head Separated from TAGSAM Arm
Taken on Oct. 28 by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, this image shows the collector head after it was separated from the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) arm. The collector head is secured onto the capture ring in the Sample Return Capsule.
The image was captured by the StowCam camera. StowCam, a color imager, is one of three cameras comprising TAGCAMS (the Touch-and-Go Camera System), which is part of OSIRIS-REx’s guidance, navigation, and control system. TAGCAMS was designed, built and tested by Malin Space Science Systems; Lockheed Martin integrated TAGCAMS to the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft and operates TAGCAMS.
Date Taken: October 28, 2020
Instrument Used: TAGCAMS (StowCam)
Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin
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