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.
- Canadian instrument on OSIRIS-REx took the most detailed 3D measurements of any celestial body ever explored
- Canadian laser's high-resolution maps play a crucial role in selecting Nightingale, OSIRIS-REx's final sample site