Planets and Moons  ID: 5143

OSIRIS-REx Sample Landing and Recovery in Utah

A capsule containing asteroid rock fragments will land in the Utah desert on Sept. 24, 2023. This capsule will be released by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft and contain samples from the rocky surface of asteroid Bennu. This visualization takes viewers to the Utah desert where the Department of Defense’s Utah Test and Training Range is located and where the capsule is expected to land. A team with the OSIRIS-REx mission will recover the sample return capsule from the landing area via helicopter and travel to a temporary cleaning room. The visualization then zooms to the area of the temporary cleaning room where a designated press site is also located.

Imagery for this visualization were sourced from NASA’s Blue Marble dataset and Landsat 9.

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Michala Garrison (SSAI): Lead Visualizer
Dan Gallagher (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Producer
Michael Starobin (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Producer
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Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation also referred to as: BMNG
The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
Landsat 9/Operational Land Imager-2 also referred to as: OLI-2
U.S. Geological Survey
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SVS >> Asteroid
GCMD >> Location >> Utah
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Cleanroom
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Bennu
SVS >> Sample Return
SVS >> Capsule
SVS >> Military

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version