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NASA's Osiris-Rex collects samples from asteroid Bennu

A NASA probe orbiting an asteroid over 100 million miles from Earth snatched on Tuesday a sample from the celestial body's rocky surface.

Oct 21, 2020, 07:05 AM IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft gets ready for touching asteroid Bennu for sample collection

NASA's OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft is getting ready for its final rehearsal before landing on the surface of asteroid Bennu to grab a sample from the surface of the space rock.

Aug 09, 2020, 09:22 AM IST

Asteroids Bennu, Ryugu born out of space collision, claim scientists

Bennu is the target asteroid for the NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission while Ryugu is the target asteroid of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2.

Jun 04, 2020, 15:05 PM IST

NASA's 'HAMMER' spacecraft will swat away asteroids before they hit Earth

'HAMMER' stands for Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response.

Mar 13, 2018, 16:55 PM IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft begins search for Earth's Trojan asteroids

The mission, currently on a two-year outbound cruise to a near-Earth asteroid called Bennu, will spend almost two weeks searching for evidence of these small bodies, the US space agency NASA said on Thursday. 

Feb 10, 2017, 14:57 PM IST

1000 asteroids heading towards Earth; conspiracy theorists claim end of the world is near! - Watch video

It is being said that these asteroids are travelling near Earth at a speed of 60,000 miles per hour.

Oct 12, 2016, 16:32 PM IST

NASA probe tests thrusters on journey to asteroid Bennu

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft fired its Trajectory Correction Manoeuvre (TCM) thrusters for the first time last week in order to slightly adjust its trajectory on the outbound journey from Earth to Bennu.

Oct 11, 2016, 11:57 AM IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft lifts off to sample asteroid Bennu - Watch!

The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft lifted off at 7:05 p.m. EDT Thursday from Cape Canaveral on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

Sep 09, 2016, 09:50 AM IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft poised for sampling run to asteroid Bennu!(Watch trailer)

Bolted to the top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will lift off on September 8, 2016, at 7:05 p.m. EDT, from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Sep 08, 2016, 11:47 AM IST

NASA's asteroid sample return mission set for Thursday launch

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, is slated to lift off atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket Thursday at 7:05 p.m. EDT, from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Sep 07, 2016, 09:32 AM IST

NASA gearing up to launch first asteroid sample return mission next month

The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will be launched on September 8 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Aug 18, 2016, 12:07 PM IST

NASA's asteroid mission brings astronauts closer to Mars

ARM is a two-part mission that will integrate robotic and crewed spacecraft operations in the proving ground of deep space to demonstrate key capabilities needed for NASA's journey to Mars.

Aug 16, 2016, 12:51 PM IST

NASA's sample return mission to earth-bound asteroid 'Bennu': All you need to know!

As per NASA, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will lift off atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on September 8.

Aug 08, 2016, 14:29 PM IST

NASA's spacecraft set to explore giant asteroid that could destroy Earth

 The asteroid, named Bennu, can indeed strike us and and cause massive destruction after being dislodged by a gravitational pull.

Aug 01, 2016, 10:40 AM IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to map surface of asteroid 'Bennu' – Watch video!

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, equipped with an instrument, will measure the spectral signatures of Bennu's mineralogical and molecular components.  

Jul 26, 2016, 13:01 PM IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft all set for 3D mapping during course of flight

The mission is managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Jun 30, 2016, 19:03 PM IST

Space lover? NASA's asking for your artwork to be sent to an asteroid!

This US mission includes collecting a sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth for study and it will be the first of its kind.

Feb 20, 2016, 20:23 PM IST

NASA mission to take sample from Earth-bound asteroid

The US space agency has approved to launch a $800 mission in 2016 to return sample from an asteroid that may collide with the Earth in the 21st century.

Sep 12, 2014, 21:09 PM IST