OSIRIS-REx Mission Design: Cruise and Arrival Animations

  • Released Friday, November 30th, 2018
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:46PM
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After launching from Earth on September 8, 2016, OSIRIS-REx spent over two years on its outbound cruise to asteroid Bennu. The spacecraft approached the asteroid in August 2018 and captured its first images of Bennu using its long-range camera, PolyCam. OSIRIS-REx officially arrived at Bennu on December 3, 2018, and began studying the asteroid in preparation for sample collection in 2020.



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