OSIRIS-REx

Sunlight can crack rocks on asteroid Bennu, reveal OSIRIS-REx images

The images captured by NASA's OSIRIS-REx (Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security - Regolith Explorer) spacecraft have discovered that rocks on asteroid Bennu could crack as sunlight heats them up during the day and the rocks cool down at night.

Jun 10, 2020, 10:24 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 OSIRIS-REx spacecraft gets ready for touchdown on asteroid Bennu's surface

World's premier space agency NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft mission is now ready for its long-awaited touchdown on the surface of asteroid Bennu to collect a chunk of space rock to bring home.

May 21, 2020, 11:31 AM IST

First NASA probe to return asteroid sample reaches destination

OSIRIS-REx's mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our understanding of asteroids that could impact Earth.

Dec 05, 2018, 12:23 PM IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx captures Earth in all its glory while on its way to Bennu – See pic

While whizzing past our home planet, the MapCam camera on the spacecraft looked towards Earth to capture a color composite image, which NASA has now released.

Sep 27, 2017, 09:44 AM IST

It's confirmed: NASA's OSIRIS-REx successfully executes first deep space maneuver

The engine burn sets up the spacecraft for an Earth gravity assist this fall as it continues its two-year journey to the asteroid Bennu.

Jan 18, 2017, 10:54 AM IST

NASA probe all geared up to search for 'rare' asteroids sharing Earth's orbit

While heading towards asteroid Bennu, the NAS has claimed that its 'numero uno' mission to return a sample of an asteroid to the Earth will also search for “Trojan” asteroids.

Dec 13, 2016, 11:28 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 spacecraft blasts off to collect asteroid dust

The US space agency launched its first mission to collect dust from an asteroid, the kind of cosmic body that may have delivered life-giving materials to Earth billions of years ago.

Sep 09, 2016, 06:25 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 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 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

NASA's asteroid hunting spacecraft in key testing phase

OSIRIS-REx is scheduled to launch in September and travel to the asteroid Bennu to collect a sample and return it to Earth for study. 

Mar 09, 2016, 16:58 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

First instrument delivered for NASA's asteroid mission

The first of five instruments for a spacecraft that will collect a sample from an asteroid and bring it back to Earth has arrived at Lockheed Martin for installation onto NASA's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx).

Jun 27, 2015, 13:32 PM IST

NASA's asteroid mission passes critical milestone

NASA's ground-breaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition.

Apr 01, 2015, 12:02 PM IST

2016 NASA asteroid mission awaits your messages

NASA has invited the public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard a spacecraft to be launched in 2016 for an asteroid study.

Sep 03, 2014, 11:46 AM IST

NASA`s asteroid mission passes confirmation review

The Origins-Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx), the NASA`s first mission to sample an asteroid, passed a confirmation review Wednesday called Key Decision Point (KDP)-C.

May 17, 2013, 14:04 PM IST