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Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer Planning (OSIRIS-REx)Scientists at ARES are preparing to curate and analyze samples from the first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid. The Origins-Spectral Interpretation- Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, was selected by NASA as the third mission in its New Frontiers Program. The robotic spacecraft will launch in 2016 and rendezvous with the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, in 2020. A robotic arm will collect at least 60 grams of material from the surface of the asteroid to be returned to Earth in 2023 for worldwide distribution by the NASA Astromaterials Curation Facility at ARES.
Document ID
20140017043
Document Type
Presentation
Authors
Nakamura-Messenger, Keiko
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Messenger, Scott
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Keller, Lindsay
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Righter, Kevin
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
December 5, 2014
Publication Date
November 18, 2014
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-32419
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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