Tag Archives: Launch window

The OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) – Our Measuring Tool

Guest Blogger:Michael Daly – OLA Instrument Scientist, York University The OSIRIS-REx mission will visit the carbonaceous near-Earth asteroid Bennu in 2018 and bring back a sample for analysis in Earth-based laboratories in 2023. In order to understand where the sample comes from as well as to select a sample site, the spacecraft has a number […]

Highlights from OSIRIS-REx Science Team Meeting #6

The OSIRIS-REx Science Team gathered at the University of Arizona in Tucson from April 22 -24, 2014 for their sixth meeting. The meeting was a dynamic event and covered many aspects of both the science and implementation of the mission. In this post I will discuss a few of the highlights. In Search of the […]

Countdown Begins!

On December 9, 2013 the OSIRIS-REx mission reached a symbolic milestone. At 5:43 pm MST/7:43 pm EST our countdown to launch began – marking 999 days to the opening of our launch window.  Starting the countdown clock carries a lot of symbolism for us. After December 9, we will have a constant reminder of the […]