OSIRIS-REx Mission Design: Earth Return Animations
On September 24, 2023, OSIRIS-REx will return its sample of asteroid Bennu to Earth. The sample return capsule will detach from the spacecraft, perform an entry, descent and landing sequence, and touch down at the UTTR facility in Utah. The Bennu samples will be taken to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas for curation, and will be studied by scientists around the world for decades to come.
OSIRIS-REx returns to Earth with its sample of asteroid Bennu. After releasing the sample return capsule on September 24, 2023, the spacecraft will go into orbit around the Sun.
Watch this video on the NASA.gov Video YouTube channel.
SRC arrives back at Earth
SRC separates from OSIRIS-REx
SRC heading towards Earth
Heading towards landing site
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