OSIRIS-REx TAG Event: Animations

  • Released Monday, October 19th, 2020
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:44PM

This media resource page provides animations of the OSIRIS-REx Touch-And-Go (TAG) event. OSIRIS-REx is NASA's first asteroid-sample return mission. Its goal is to study near-Earth asteroid Bennu and return a sample to Earth in 2023. The primary sample site for TAG is a small crater called Nightingale, which is surrounded by large boulders that could pose a hazard to the spacecraft.

All animations available in 4K Ultra HD resolution.

OSIRIS-REx will use an onboard Hazard Map to autonomously determine whether it is safe to touch down on Bennu's rocky surface at the predicted point of contact.

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Credits

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab


Missions

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