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OSIRIS-REX mission to 1999 RQ36, New Frontiers Mission to Launch in 2016
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post May 26 2011, 09:37 PM
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Or maybe Murray? wink.gif
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post Mar 15 2012, 09:09 AM
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the OSIRIS-REx mission now has a good, informative website
http://osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu/index.html


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post Aug 7 2013, 06:36 PM
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The Atlas 5 rocket, in a very unusual single strap-on configuration (which has successfully flown before), has been selected to be the launch vehicle for OSIRIS-REX.

Spaceflight Now article

Also, might mention some months old news that the asteroid has been named, as reported by the Planetary Society here:

Emily's blog
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post Jan 15 2014, 07:24 PM
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Now's the chance to send you name to Bennu and back:

http://www.planetary.org/get-involved/messages/bennu/

Also, is there any reason the solar panels are tilted the way they are? Some of the concept art shows them more traditionally perpendicular to the sun, while others don't (when its shown doing the sampling). Is it in case Bennu looks like Itokawa, and there's a chance the panels could hit a boulder?
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post Jan 15 2014, 07:54 PM
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QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Jan 15 2014, 02:24 PM) *
Also, is there any reason the solar panels are tilted the way they are? .... Is it in case Bennu looks like Itokawa, and there's a chance the panels could hit a boulder?
My guess is that the blast of nitrogen gas that blows sample up and into the collectors may also blow material up and into the arrays.

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post May 8 2014, 06:08 PM
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http://www.msss.com/news/index.php?id=118

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Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) has been selected by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company to provide cameras for the OSIRIS-REx mission...
MSSS will provide the Touch-and-Go Camera System or TAGCAMS, which will consist of two redundant Navigation Cameras or "NavCams", and a single "StowCam". The NavCams will be used for navigation and control both by ground controllers and the spacecraft's onboard guidance system, while the StowCam will be used to verify proper storage of the asteroid sample in the spacecraft's Sample Return Capsule.



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post May 8 2014, 10:25 PM
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Those are going to be some beautiful images - congrats to the MSSS team on being selected!

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QUOTE (mcaplinger @ May 8 2014, 06:08 PM) *


Congratulations!


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post Jun 6 2014, 02:57 AM
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Since we're just contractors on this mission I can't say anything about it, but if you look at the image of the spacecraft forward deck in http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs...-structure.html you can see the two Navcams and the Stowcam -- they look like little goblets with their baffles.


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post Sep 2 2014, 05:44 PM
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NASA Invites Public to Submit Messages for Asteroid Mission Time Capsule

Topics for submissions by the public should be about solar system exploration in 2014 and predictions for space exploration activities in 2023. The mission team will choose 50 tweets and 50 images to be placed in the capsule. Messages can be submitted Sept. 2 - 30.

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/september/n...e/#.VAYBEfldWa8


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