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The OSIRIS-REx mission

Mission accomplished! The OSIRIS-REx sample return capsule touched down on , with its precious asteroid sample. OSIRIS-REx marks Canada's first participation in an asteroid sample-return mission. Using Canadian instrument OLA, the spacecraft created 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 the mission, its objectives and Canada's role.


Mission objectives, how the mission worked, 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, images, videos, and infographics.


Overview of the mission's important dates.

Mission news (archives)

What's new with the mission.


Photos, videos and infographics.


Answers to frequently asked questions.

Asteroid activities

Create craters, make your own asteroid, discover scientists' methods and test your knowledge about the OSIRIS-REx mission.

OSIRIS-REx tech: Mapping an asteroid with lasers


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