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.
- What is a gravity assist? CSA scientist Tim Haltigin explains what it is and how the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will use it on September 22.