OSIRIS-REx to map near-Earth asteroid Bennu and bring back sample, launches Sept 2016

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by editor, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's one to get excited about:

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    About OSIRIS-REx
     
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Video:

     
  3. 2hats

    2hats

    Launch from Canaveral Launch Complex 41 on an Atlas V (411 configuration) to a hyperbolic escape trajectory due tonight in a launch window running from 0005BST and 0200BST. Live coverage on NASA TV from 1030BST.
     
    Signal 11 and editor like this.
  4. 2hats

    2hats

    Successful on time launch. Everything looks good. Next stop (after an earth flyby gravity assist) asteroid Bennu in 2018.
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Getting close!

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    Another Space Diamond! NASA Probe Snaps Great Photo of Asteroid Bennu
     

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