The OSIRIS-REx mission

OSIRIS-REx marks Canada's first participation in an asteroid sample-return mission. Using Canadian instrument OLA, the spacecraft will create a 3D map of Bennu's surface, allowing scientists to select a sample site. Canada will receive a portion of the asteroid material.

To know more about the mission

About OSIRIS-REx

Mission objectives, how the mission works, about the spacecraft, its data sheet.

Canada's role

The OLA instrument and its team, and scientists from Canadian institutions.

Destination: Bennu

Bennu's location, size, composition, and scientific value.

Information kit

News releases, media advisories, backgrounder, FAQ and images, videos, and infographics for the OSIRIS-REx mission.

Timeline

Overview of the mission's important dates and upcoming activities.

Mission News

What's new with the mission.

Multimedia

Photos, videos and infographics about the OSIRIS-REx mission.

FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions.

Activities related to the mission:

OSIRIS-REx Tech: Mapping an Asteroid with Lasers

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