OSIRIS-REx Mission Design: Cruise and Arrival Animations

  • Released Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Updated Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 6:44PM
  • ID: 20286

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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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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