OSIRIS-REx spacecraft preparations, 2016

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft preparations, 2016

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Credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: OSIRIS-REx spacecraft preparations in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA. OSIRIS-REx (Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer) is a sample-return mission scheduled for launch on 8 September 2016. It will obtain samples from asteroid 101955 Bennu in 2018 for return to Earth in 2023. The asteroid, Bennu, may hold clues to the origin of the solar system and the source of water and organic molecules found on Earth. OSIRIS-REx's instruments include the OCAMS cameras, the OVIRS visible and infrared spectrometer, the OTES thermal emission spectrometer, the OLA laser altimeter, the REXIS X-ray spectrometer, and the TAGSAM sample return system. Photographed on 4 June 2016.

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