OSIRIS-REx Launch Footage
On September 8, 2016, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft began its journey to near-Earth asteroid Bennu. Just as the sun began to set over Cape Canaveral, OSIRIS-REx made a picture-perfect liftoff at 7:05 pm EDT. It departed Space Launch Complex 41 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 411 rocket, cheered on by crowds of mission personnel and space enthusiasts. The launch sent OSIRIS-REx on a seven-year journey to asteroid Bennu and back.
An excerpt of the launch broadcast appears at the top of this page. Raw camera feeds from Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center appear below. These clips are intended as a video editor's resource, and are available for download in their original DVCPRO HD format. Launch commentary is provided by KSC host Mike Curie.
Learn more about OSIRIS-REx from NASA and the University of Arizona.
Excerpt of OSIRIS-REx launch coverage by NASA-TV. The unedited camera feeds from this broadcast are available below.
Ground-level view of OSIRIS-REx lifting off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral.
OSIRIS-REx launch viewed from the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center.
OSIRIS-REx launch viewed from the Vertical Integration Facility at SLC-41 on Cape Canaveral.
OSIRIS-REx launch footage from the UCS-3 camera.
OSIRIS-REx launch filmed from the NASA Causeway, between Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral. This view looks north along the Banana River toward SLC-41.
Crowd gathered at Kennedy Space Center to watch OSIRIS-REx begin its journey.
"Rocket Cam" view looking down the Atlas V 411 launch vehicle. The single solid rocket booster jettisons at 3:21 in the video.
OSIRIS-REx launch footage from the UCS-3 tracker camera.
OSIRIS-REx launch footage from the UCS-23 tracker camera.
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