Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
Published: 31 May 2024

Webinar with Amy Simon (NASA, GSFC, USA)

recorded on May 30, 2024

Game Changers Online Seminar

From OSIRIS-REx to OSIRIS APEX: Mission Results and Future Exploration

Online Seminar with Amy Simon (NASA, GSFC, USA)

In September 2023, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx returned an amazing 121 grams of regolith from near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu. To successfully collect the sample, the mission had to carefully navigate the microgravity environment while also collecting important information about Bennu’s surface. These data provided the high-resolution mapping of the surface that enabled autonomous natural feature tracking during sample collection, while also collecting surface composition information.